At 21, “Kingfish” Ingram is being heralded as the blues’ brightest new star. And at his first headlining gig in Boston he earned the title.
Circles Around the Sun has established a distinctive niche within the expanding universe of “Grateful Dead as genre,” appealing to the core audience for Dead music without having to pull songs from the group’s songbook.
With this album, post-rock sextet Caspian pulls off the tricky maneuver of infusing blood and emotions into carefully assembled and deliberately delivered songs.
In this disc, Marcus King takes a step back from the big, hard-charging sound he has been pursuing to great effect with his namesake band over the past few years.
It may sound oxymoronic, but the Bosstones scream, shout, and agitate for common decency.
Billy Strings is deservedly catching fire with a unique blend of mind-snapping talent as a guitarist, deep appreciation for tradition, appetite for improvisation and experimentation, and ever-improving songwriting.
Each concert offered all that the Tedeschi Trucks Band can do.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band is capping another remarkable year of transition and growth, some of it spurred by tragedy.
The Brit-born iteration of mind-expansion music — from Syd Barrett onward — favors clever wordplay and musical accessibility.
But really, what is a Bob Dylan concert these days if not a case study in transformation?