Articles by: Sheryl Hunter

Frequent Solos & Inventive Guitar Work Highlight An Evening With David Rawlings in Northampton (SHOW REVIEW)

When a show is billed as “An Evening with David Rawlings,” you know that you are going to be treated to Americana at its most genuine. Rawlings is one of the most revered practitioners of ...

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Melissa Etheridge Lets ‘Memphis Rock and Soul’ Fly At Northampton’s Academy of Music (SHOW REVIEW)

Monday nights are rather quiet in Northampton, Massachusetts but not when Melissa Etheridge is in town.  “ I promise you are going to feel better when you leave here then you did when you showed ...

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Josh Ritter – Sermon on the Rocks (ALBUM REVIEW)

On his last release, 2013’s The Beast in Its Tracks, Josh Ritter was reeling from a recent divorce and all the conflicting emotions that went with it. But on his new album, Sermon on the ...

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Darlingside – Birds Say (ALBUM REVIEW)

Just when you thought that all the alt-folk bands had settled into a similar and comfortable sound, along comes Darlingside to shake things up. Birds Say is the band’s second full-length release and it is ...

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Lake Street Dive Curates Amourasaurus Festival in Florence, MA (FESTIVAL RECAP)

Love is Not Extinct” was the motto of the day when the Amourasaurus festival made its debut August 30th at the beautiful Look Park in Florence, Massachusetts. Curated by the jazzy pop band, Lake Street ...

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Seth Glier- If I Could Change One Thing (ALBUM REVIEW)

A lot of contemporary pop musicians rely on overly clever lyrics and pulsating dance beats to get their point across, but that’s not the case with Western Massachusetts based singer- songwriter Seth Glier. Glier, who ...

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Mumford & Sons – “Believe” (SONG REVIEW)

Mumford & Sons deserve credit for taking a huge risk with their music, but we won’t know until the entire album is out whether that risk pays off.

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Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow Is My Turn (ALBUM REVIEW)

Until fairly recently only fans of the Carolina Chocolate Drops knew that the group’s multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Rhiannon Giddens had one of the most amazing voices in the contemporary music world. That all started to change in ...

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Jeff Daniels with The Ben Daniels Band – The Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA 1/14/15 (SHOW REVIEW)

Most people are familiar with the actor Jeff Daniels. Daniels first came to prominence in the 1983 film,  Terms of Endearment and has been working steadily on stage and screen ever since. He’s coming off ...

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Chris Smither & The Motivators 70th Birthday Celebration – Academy of Music, Northampton, MA 11/28/14 (SHOW REVIEW)

Chris Smither has played countless shows in his lengthy career, but none quite like this one at the Academy of Music in Northampton, Massachusetts. This show was a night of celebration as it honored the ...

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