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In honor of David Lamb of Brown Bird

I heard the sad news this morning that David Lamb of the wonderful Rhode Island folk duo Brown Bird lost his battle with leukemia yesterday. I’d like to send my very best wishes and heartfelt condolences to his partner and band mate MorganEve Swain and other friends and family.

I had the great honor of being in the audience for their stunning 2011 Newport Folk Festival set. It was an amazingly soulful and profoundly moving performance. David will be deeply missed not only by those who knew him, but by the many people who were captivated by their music.


(thank you, Boston Phoenix)

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Tomorrow is Crazy Thursday – Get Thee To A Rock Show!

(clockwise from top left: Brown Bird, Space Balloons (a.k.a. Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola), Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Somerville Symphony Orkestar, and The Human League

(clockwise from top left: Brown Bird, Space Balloons (a.k.a. Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola), Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Somerville Symphony Orkestar, and The Human League

Every so often the stars align and we have an auspicious evening on our hands here in Boston. Tomorrow night is such a night. You have (among other things), the choice between old-time-folky Brown Bird (whom I can wickedly highly recommended, after having seen them at the Newport Folk Festival) along with Coyote Kolb and Mister Sister; a multimedia extravaganza in tribute to the immensely brilliant (and my favorite author), Kurt Vonnegut Jr; and a time-travel adventure back to the ’80s with The Human League and Men Without Hats (bring along your big hair).

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Boston Bands This Week (02/23/10)…

Some of the bands featured during The New England Americana Festival @ the Church of Boston: The Accident That Led Me To The World, Brown Bird, Jimmy Ryan, Big East, and Three Day Threshold (photo by Mandy Morin).

Some of the bands featured during The New England Americana Festival @ the Church of Boston: The Accident That Led Me To The World, Brown Bird, Jimmy Ryan, Big East, and Three Day Threshold (photo by Mandy Morin).

A busy time with lots of things to write about, so for now, I’m just going to mention this one Boston-area band event going on at Church. However, it’s actually a whole pile of bands taking part in the three-day New England Americana Festival, so I’ll briefly profile a few of the bands performing.

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