Billed as an “Americana Sensation” by WSM 650, this group of young classically trained musicians is making an immense impact wherever they play. The quartet brings an exciting and distinctive sound to the Americana genre. With a banjo and fiddle, you might think they’re traditional bluegrass, but think again: cello and hand drums round out the group, creating a truly new sound.
A little bit bluegrass, a little bit folk, a little bit classical and whole lot of original, Harpeth Rising is a band to watch. harpethrising.com
Noineen Noiny Noin is without reservation, the most absurdly-named, pulchritudinous, foot-stomping party of 2012. Few will be surprised to learn that it is the title of the newest release from award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Poltz.
Southern California’s Steve Poltz is one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation. His music--as both a solo artist and with cult legends The Rugburns--has enjoyed long stretches in the Billboard top ten, gobbled up acres of mainstream radio and appeared in scores of television shows, commercials and movies.
Jo Henley is not a person, but rather a Boston-based roots-rock band formed by longtime musical collaborators Andy Campolieto and Ben Lee, known for its exciting blend of rock, folk, country, and bluegrass that their fans affectionately refer to as “new roots.” Inspired by everything from Hank Williams to The Rolling Stones to Phish, Campolieto and Lee, along with drummer Mike Dingley, combine traditional roots music with modern rock to create a sound all their own.
Indra is a sophisticated, adventurous jazz trio from Denmark, featuring New York City native Indra Rios-Moore on sparsely-arranged songs from American jazz standards, to folk songs, to newly composed pieces.
Indra's gorgeous, supple vocals have touches of Eva Cassidy's blues/folk stylings and Sarah Vaughn's legendary charisma. Rounding out the trio are Indra's husband, Danish saxophonist Benjamin Traerup; and bassist Thomas Sejthen.
What are worst, most deadly events in human history? Our guest tonight on Inquiry has written a book that describes and ranks the world’s worst wars, genocides and religious persecutions. MATTHEW WHITE is a writer, researcher and creator of the on-line Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century. His new book is titled ATROCITIES: THE 100 DEADLIEST EPISODES IN HUMAN HISTORY. Tune in and learn what horrific event ranked at number one and why chaos is always deadlier than tyranny.
Girls Guns and Glory is a celebration of sweet and tasty, fun lovin’ and hard timin’, honky tonk music that is simultaneously casual and complex. The band combines elements of early rock ‘n’ roll, country, and rhythm & blues to deliver its own brand of American Roots music that satisfies like homemade apple pie. girlsgunsandglory.com
More than a decade after breaking into the Boston music scene, Chad Perrone continues to play to large crowds of dedicated followers, friends and new supporters.
From his early years fronting the band Averi, to his departure and solo efforts todate, Perrone continues to put out records that have found their way to more than one reviewer’s “top of the year” list.