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Happy Birthday Lou Reed

It's raining and flooding all along the coast today. Thanks for everything Lou. Happy Birthday LOU REEDWiki / Web

New from Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards)

I have been infatuated with the music from Heartless Bastards for nearly as long as I knew the band existed. It's hard for me to imagine music without the vocals of singer Erika Wennerstrom. The inspired rock songstress, who celebrates her solo debut next month - is still somewhat of an underground music hero. Show More Summary

This is The Marshall Pass

The Marshall Pass tackles both the everyday real problems and the esoteric anxiety produced in our complicated lives. The duo of Craig Rawding and Duncan Arsenault have a special talent for underscoring what's real and needs to be heard. Show More Summary

Daphne Lee Martin - Brandy

Celebrating Valentine's Day with a delicate new love song from Connecticut songstress Daphne Lee Martin. Spending this holiday with Daphne has become something of a tradition for me. The singer has debuted a song on my radio program and/or on the music blog during Valentine's Day for years now. Show More Summary

Patrick Coman - Tree of Life

Patrick Coman's Tree Of Life (Feb 23) is a blues-heavy, cinematic-telling of tall plights and harrowing tales. Each song contains some fraction of their songwriter emerged in the atmospheric film score blues which plays like a confession. Show More Summary

The Fundamentals of Dan Masterston

Dan Masterson would probably end up breaking your heart if it wasn't already stretched-out and over-shaken. This is a story about an album, but perhaps it's also the story of bootstraps and finding fortitude.. Masterson is a singer and storyteller for these troubled times. Show More Summary

Moving Music, This is Avi Jacob

Proximity is the gift from Avi Jacob to listeners. His immediately recognizable but completely unique voice uplifts, enlightens and devastates the listeners. This is an emotional songwriter and you'll hear that in his lyrics and see it in his delivery. Show More Summary

The Cranberries at Woodstock '94

Losing people who have proven to be important to you is a part of growing up but I'll never get used to losing my heroes. I can remember the very moment I heard Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's amazing voice and I'm pretty sure I fell in love with her immediately.The world has plenty of souls, just one less angel today. Show More Summary

First Signs of Spring: Allysen Callery

Jaw-Dropping Folk - Among the greatest storytellers who has ever graced an Outlaw Roadshow live stage, celebrated Southern New England folk singer Allysen Callery makes a return to our lineup in Providence this week. Allysen's delicate, austere sound has been compared to classic British folk artists like Sandy Denny and Nick Drake. Show More Summary

Big Love for High Fascination

On the verge of releasing a new album here in 2018, The Outlaw Roadshow has added Boston's High Fascination to our huge Providence lineup on Jan 18. That bill already features The Quahogs and The Low Cards. Two acoustic sets to be unveiled in the next 48 hours. Show More Summary

Winning Big with The Low Cards

Last week I walked into the most unexpectedly amazing live sets of music I've seen in six months anyway- and I just have to share. I love punk-infused country rock. I have a soft spot in my dark little heart for blue-collar poetry. And you should probably know, I'm hoping the doctors don't ever come up for a cure for the Blues. Show More Summary

The Quahogs are On The Move

Bawdy, glitzy, low-born genius music. That's the honest-to-god truth of a four-piece rock band from Rhode Island named The Quahogs. Named for a creature that lives in the soil and water and found mostly at low tied, The Quahogs are known for their infectious live performances and singer Steve DelMonico's twisted and incredible, un-poetic delivery. Show More Summary

The Return of Boston's One Night Band

One of the city's biggest music events this winter unfolds this Saturday afternoon with the triumphant return of One Night Band - a tradition involving 40 local musicians who band together to make something new. The city hasn't seen the likes of the event, which focuses on community and creativity, in years. Show More Summary

Dharmasoul are the new kids on the block

"Jonah and I first met when we were 15. We were united playing electric blues," remembers drummer Kevin Clifford. His Dharmasoul bandmate is celebrated Northeast recording artist Jonah Tolchin who he's been playing with informally for nearly half of his life. Show More Summary

Heating things up with The Z-Boys

SOUNDS ON THE RISE - The Z-Boys are a Newport, RI music sensation. Who the heck are these guys, you ask? Describing the band's genre can be a little problematic as they're this most perfect crossbreed of sounds including; Surf, Southwest Dance and Latin Country. Show More Summary

Live Act of the Year: Town Meeting

I've literally been all around the world for music over the last two years and I've seen it all. There's nobody out there quite like Town Meeting.. our selection for 2017 Live Music Act of the Year. Town Meeting in Nashville Town Meeting are saints with devils atop their shoulders and wings. Show More Summary

Q&A with Boston's Mirabella Brothers

Already recognized with two Boston Music Award nominations and a number of Best of 2017 nods (here's our album review), The Rationales stand atop an impressive list of contemporary acts in the Northeast today. That's where I caught up with David and Mike Mirabella, the brothers at the center of The Rationales. Show More Summary

Matt York - Between The Bars

BEST OF 2017 - A year removed from touring the United States behind a country-inspired rock album, Matt York has offered up a sublime and brilliant new fusion record, Between The Bars, offering up songs and new traditions taken from the four winds. Show More Summary

Songs for the Super Moon

We know Full Moons effect the ocean tides and animal behavior. Police, Fire and Health workers will all tell you lunar cycles drastically impact human beings. A Super Moon is when the Moon's orbit takes it its closest position to our Earth. Show More Summary

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