“People love a story, they always have, and always will, and stories are an essential ingredient in this folk music revival, which started sometime in the early ’50s.”
Michael C. Smith’s new Boston Carnival photo book proves that “Culture Lives Here.”
As a capella singers, they have taken their musical ministry — and its repertoire of 500 songs — to streets, subway stations, picnics, community clean-ups, and anywhere else they might find an audience who appreciated a musical message.
“You don’t really know how to perform bluegrass until you interact with others.”
Septuagenarian, Edwin Ayoung, better known as Crazy, easily carried the rest of the night with his exuberant performance.
The volume is devoted to print ads and event flyers for local eateries, concert venues, theaters, stores, and community events that were printed in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
Disco is back in town! DJ Joey Carvello returns to Boston and the compilation Boston Goes Disco! is released.
Toots Hibbert’s voice expresses both his Jamaican country church upbringing and his deep love of American R&B and soul.
Besides passing along the tradition of mariachi to their students, the members of Mariachi Mexico Antiguo perform as an ensemble at local events, including this weekend’s Lowell Folk Festival.
The mainstream country trappings of the Oak Ridge Boys have obscured their crowning achievement: they helped bring the white gospel quartet tradition to the pop charts.