Bands Better Live Than Studio


I used to go to a lot more concerts and shows than I do now, and when I did I discovered a lot of artists and bands who won me over with their live performances. In some cases their studio recordings didn’t live up to the concerts, or it took me seeing them live to…

SingPositive, JP Spring Concert on Sunday, May 19 at 4 pm


Join SingPositive, JP! for our Spring Concert! Sunday, May 19th, 4pm @ St. John’s Episcopal Church (1 Roanoke Ave.) “Awake, My Soul” – celebrating spring, change, growth, and rebirth with JP’s biggest intergenerational chorus and band Songs from Mumford & Sons, Michael Jackson, The Muppets, James Taylor, “Hair,” Peter, Paul and Mary, and more Tickets available at the…

Beck’s Song Reader Concert


Next week, I will singing in a 50-person kick-ass choir as part of a concert called Beck’s Song Reader Performed Live.  The show is next Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Somerville Theatre in Davis Square (on the Red Line) at 8:00.  Beck released his 2012 album Song Reader entirely as sheet music, and 150 of Boston’s…

SingPositive, JP Winter Concert on Sunday, December 16 at 4pm


If you’ll allow a moment of self-publicity, my son & I will be singing with the SingPositive, JP family chorus in our Winter Concert on Sunday, December 16 at 4 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church (1 Roanoke Av) in Jamaica Plain.  If you live in or near Boston, please consider this your invitation to join us of songs…

Concert Review: Neko Case


Neko Case at Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA on 3 Febuary 2011 Opening act: Lost in the Trees I had a rare boy night out last Thursday and took in a performance of one of my favorite vocalists Neko Case famed for her solo career, work with The New Pornographers, and knowledge of NECCO Wafers.  While…

Concert Review: Alastair Moock


Today my family & I attended a special performance by singer/songwriter/folk troubadour Alastair Moock at the Children’s Music Center of Jamaica Plain.  Moock, himself a father of four-year-old twins, entertained both his young audience and their parents with selections from his album A Cow Says Moock, some new songs, and some timeless children’s classics. I…

Concert Review: The Greater New Bedford Summerfest


July 3, 2010 The Greater New Bedford Summerfest at New Bedford Whaling National Park in New Bedford, MA Summerfest is a great weekend-long event in which the historic district of this storied whaling town is turned into one big folk music and arts festival.  The breadth of folk music spans contemporary folk music and more…

Concert Review: They Might Be Giants


May 23, 2010 at 12 noon They Might Be Giants at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA This is a long overview review for a fun and special concert which doubled as a benefit for Boston By Foot.  Family connections were involved as Giant John Flansbergh is son of Boston By Foot founder and president…