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Chelsea Berry gave a great performance with her musical talent last night, in addition she Showcased two of her very Talented Voice Students at Shalin Liu.
Shalin Liu‘s busy schedule is a prime example. Many of their concerts are sold out, but here are a few choice shows we recommend, all of which have good seats left.
A.J. Croce next Wednesday, August 12. Knowing he’s son of Jim Croce might be enough to get you there. But you might as well just take it from Willie Nelson, who said, “A.J. Croce has wisdom beyond his years. With his music, he represents his generation with a profound sense of honesty in his lyrics and quality in his delivery. The future of entertainment is safe in his hands!”
And then there’s the Rockport Jazz Festival from August 13-16, featuring one of my newest friends, Sean Jones, on August 15. Sean was Henri Smith’s special guest at Saturday’s Block Party in Beverly and let’s just say he owned the crowd of thousands, who showed up. Expect great things from Sean Jones over the next few years!
Here’s a sneak peek of Miranda Russell, accompanied by Justin Piper and Joe Kessler, performing “Jolene” on “Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.” She will be Allen’s guest this week through to May 10, 2015. Airing Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, Fridays at 1:30 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm, on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.
After you watch her on TV you’re really going to want to see her live — and you’re in luck. Miranda will be at Shalin Liu in Rockport next Thursday & Friday May 7 & 8. Good seats are still available for both shows, but the best seats are on May 7. Don’t wait. These shows are likely to sell out. Get tickets here.
I think I’m in love with Dwight and Nicole, the opening duo for Mavis Staples. Their music is exquisite, and wonderfully fun, too. Here’s a link to their website: Dwight and Nicole.
My favorite of the favorites is “Wish I only Knew,” which I just downloaded from iTunes. Take a behind the scenes look at their new album, Shine On, in an interview with Steve Morse.
About Dwight and Nicole, from their website:
Dwight & Nicole, an American roots band formed by recording artists Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson are set to release their sophomore LP, the aptly titled Shine On, on April 22, 2014. An inspiring mashup of folk, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and reggae, the album can’t be categorized easily, but that’s fine. “I don’t like to be categorized…because I’m changing all the time. And in every moment, I’m a little bit different. And as I am feeling things, what I want to express becomes different. And I think our fans appreciate that honesty,” says Nelson.
Recorded at Milt Reder’s Rear Window Studio in Boston, Shine On was heavily funded by Dwight & Nicole’s devoted fans via music-centric crowd-sourcing site, PledgeMusic.com. The album is a culmination of an exciting couple of years that saw Nelson appear on NBC’s hit talent show, The Voice; chart a stirring rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at #24 on iTunes; and win a Boston Music Award for “Female Vocalist of The Year.” The duo’s recent momentum also landed them on Boston Globe’s “25 Most Stylish of the Year” list, found them playing major festivals and performing at storied Fenway Park. Read More Here
Rockin steady in Rockport with Mavis Staples and her fabulously talented backup trio, the Rick Holmstrom Band.
This was a show not to be missed and according to several of the production team members, was one of the best they’ve ever produced at the Shalin Liu. I couldn’t agree more! Rick Holmstrom on guitar, Jeff Turmes, on bass, and Stephen Hodges on drums. Bring back Mavis and the Rick Holmstrom Band-an extraordinary group of talented musicians.
You can see Mavis, along with her father Pop Staples and siblings, the Staple Singers, come in at around one minute. The song was included in the film The Last Waltz (directed by Martin Scorsese), a documentary about The Band’s last concert.
Opening Act: Mari Martin Band
Tickets available here > http://www.rockportmusic.org/travis-tritt/
I am in love with this building. From the inside and out. For so many reasons.
If you haven’t seen a performance at the Shalin Liu, you really need to.
I snapped these quick shots while out for a run the other afternoon. While my knowledge of architecture is very limited, my fascination for lines, angles, and the nuances of it all is pretty significant. Little parts of the whole have always been of interest to me, I guess.
This just in from Karen Herlitz at Rockport Music
FOR IMMEDIATE ANNOUNCEMENT
September 25, 2014— Due to unexpected health issues, Melanie has needed to cancel her concert on Saturday, September 27 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. A re-scheduled date will be announced in the next few weeks.
Ticketholders are being notified and provided options to exchange or refund tickets. For more details, please contact the Rockport Music Box Office at 978.546.7391.
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The former lead singer and creative force behind the group YES, Jon Anderson stands as one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock. His distinctive high tenor remained a fixture on mainstream rock radio for decades, fronting the band’s biggest hits throughout the 70’s and 80’s including “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout,” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” He was also primarily responsible for many of the band’s epic pieces like “Close to the Edge,” “Awaken” and “The Gates of Delirium.” Since parting ways with YES, Anderson has continued his idiosyncratic musical path, touring and releasing solo records while delving into folk and world music. Get TICKETS
Single Concert Tickets for June – August Concerts go on Sale Wednesday, April 16th. Great summer music is happen at Shalin Liu – Don’t miss out. See schedule here
PETER WOLF unplugged
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Bluesy Rock ‘n’ Roller Peter Wolf is best known for his stretch as the front man with the J. Geils Blues Band, where he was known for his stage antics and quick wit. After seeing the J. Geils Band in concert for the first time, Wolf immediately joined the band where he became not only the leader of the group, but also handled much of the group’s business affairs. The band soon became well known for their vivacious and exciting live performances. After gaining recognition in New England, they caught the attention of Bill Graham, a well-known promoter who continued to book them, helping them gain fans in every city they visited.
After the band parted ways in 1983 due to creative differences, Wolf took on a solo career releasing seven solo albums and collaborating with countless musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. His sixth solo album Sleepless was listed as one of the 500 “Greatest Albums of All Time” by Rolling Stonemagazine in 2002, and his most recent release, 2010’s Midnight Souvenirs, won best album at the Boston Music Awards Some of his best solo hits include “Come as You Are”, “Lights Out”, “99 Worlds” and “Nothing But the Wheel”.
Wolf will be joining us at the Shalin Liu Performance Center with a special acoustic show to share some of his new music, old favorites, and that hugely charismatic stage presence for which he is so well known.
Check out all the great music coming to Shalin Liu here
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki King is a true iconoclast, a visionary musician/artist whose singular work rightly stands out amongst the easily formatted. Over her decade-long career thus far, the Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer has recorded five extraordinarily diverse and distinctive LPs, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks (spanning Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild to scoring – and appearing in as guitar-playing hand double – the acclaimed 2007 drama, August Rush), and played to ever-growing audiences on innumerable world tours. Each twist and veer marked the turning of a page, another step forward on a truly exceptional musical path. Beginning with 2002’s Everybody Loves You – to date, her only fully acoustic guitar recording. Best known for her percussive, virtuosic take on string instruments, Brooklyn-based guitarist-composer Kaki King has expanded and reconceived the role of the solo instrumental artist, constantly kicking at the boundaries of what is expected. For her solo performance, she brings a collection of several rare instruments, including a harp guitar, a dojo, a hybrid between a guitar and koto that King made herself, and, of course, her custom Ovation Adamas guitar.
“Her command of the guitar creates a unique listening experience that explores every raw emotion.”
“Guitarist Kaki King’s rightful place is among kings of the strings.”
“Kaki King has never been just a guitarist. While her immaculately picked guitar remains the centerpiece, she creates immersive, organic and cinematic compositions.”
Rockport Music Shalin Liu Performance Center
Friday, August 2 @ 8pm
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This is the view of Old Harbor from the top floor event/intermission area. One can go up there to eat and sip a glass of wine before the concert and during the intermission.
Here’s the view from our seats, and a wonderful performance by the Rockport High School Madrigal Choir. Seated nearby was Fr. Matthew Green, who has charmed us at holiday events singing Gregorian Chants. Rockport Music – Rockport, Massachusetts
On Friday evening I went to Rockport for the (amazing) concert by “What Time Is It Mr. Fox?” and the Rockport High School Madrigal Choir at the Shalin Liu center. Here are a few photos I snapped with my phone to try to capture some of the magic.
Guitarist Jason Vieaux
Jason Vieaux performs Massachusetts premiere of Dan Visconti’s Devil’s Strum as well as music by Giuliani, J.S. Bach, Britten, Jobim, Albéniz, Pat Metheny & José Luis Merlín
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8pm at Shalin Liu Performance Center
Vieaux’s concert is part of its 2012-13 new Guitar Series. The evening will traverse the Baroque period with Bach’s Lute Suite No. 1 in E Minor, which Vieaux will play on guitar; the 19th century with Giuliani’s Grand Overture, Op. 61, as well as Albéniz’ Sevilla (arranged by Vieaux); the 20th century with Benjamin Britten’s reflection on Dowland’s music (Nocturnal after John Dowland), Antônio Carlos Jobim’s A Felicidade, José Luis Merlín’s Suite del Recuerdo, and Vieaux’s arrangement of Pat Metheny’s The Bat; and the 21st century with the Massachusetts premiere of Dan Visconti’s Devil’s Strum, written for Vieaux in 2010.
Shalin Liu has great music all summer long
something for everyone check it out .
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend – get out and enjoy the weather and hear some great music around. Everything from amazing pianist to jambands and everything in between- check out the full list here. Don’t forget about Boston Strong Benefit all day Saturday at the Landing @ 7 Central with great Live Music, Great Food and Raffles.