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Contact: [email protected], [email protected] flemingartists.com Web: alicehowe.com and freebomusic.com Players: Alice Howe, guitar, vocals, bass; Freebo, guitar, vocals, bass Material: Howe and Freebo’s setlist was a split of individual material and offered up classics as well as brand new songs, in addition to the closer, a beautiful rendition of the late John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery.” The duo opened with Howe’s “You’ve Been Away So Long,” which featured, elegant vocals and Freebo’s intricate bass lines that almost mimicked a guitar. Howe also included songs like “Twilight,” which showed her talents as a strong, descriptive, and narrative lyricist. Freebo opted to play […]

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Contact: [email protected] Web: cliffeberhardt.net Material: Cliff Eberhardt has earned the right to call himself a piece of folk music history. Able to tag performers like Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, and John Gorka as peers, he’s been livening up legendary spots such as The Bitter End and The Speakeasy since the late ‘70s. For this intimate, nearly hour-long performance, he delivered songs regarding the plight of the poor (“Room In The City”), the ability for good and evil to live within us all (“Thieves And Kings”), and a heartbreaker concerning heroin addiction (“Joey’s Arms”). The set concluded with “The Long Road,” […]

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Material: Jangling Sparrow is a solo artist in the folk roots/Americana genre with hints of country, rock and bluegrass to flavor the tunes nicely. A contemporary Alan Bean and Morris Kats come to mind as you listen to this present-day Americana artist sing his tunes and deliver his message. Songs like “Look Away Twice,” with its funky chord progression and heavy lyrics like “You might take my sorrow for advice” and “You can’t live on pearls of wisdom,” might suggest to you that all the intelligence in this world might not get you all that love and happiness you’re craving […]

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Material: Borrowing from rock and blues influences such as Jimi Hendrix, artist Sam Johnston displays his wide-ranging material while incorporating what he learned from his time as a Belmont University music major. Johnston’s songwriting leads with his rich storytelling skills. “Old Kinkaid,” a prime example of those skills, is about an old tree at his family’s country property. He had many fond childhood memories and was crushed when he found out the tree was cut down by new homeowners, inspiring him to write the song. “The River,” played near the end of his set, is a popular song as evidenced […]

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Material: Doc Rogers cut no corners in his nearly two-hour live Facebook show, ranging through themes from juggling work and performing, to love, religion, overcoming darkness and the usual trials of just being human. As a performer with his band for over five years, Rogers invests all of himself into his shows, and even on this new remote platform he left it all on the show floor with his gravelly, soulful modern country.  Musicianship: As a solo acoustic singer-songwriter, Rogers delivered a raw, heartfelt performance. Alternating between his Ovation Elite and Rain song Carbon Fiber guitars, his gritty licks over […]

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Material: Anyone harboring an appreciation for new age, introspective ambient from a world fusion perspective will derive immediate comfort from Todd Boston’s meditative style. One can easily imagine his instrumental healing tones gurgling throughout massage parlors like an audible brook comprised of watercolors. For this performance, he served selections from two albums––the first half plucked from 2017’s One; the second, 2012’s Touched By the Sun. “Rainstorm,” a song concerning Boston’s experience surviving a medical struggle, was accompanied by––what else?––the sound of rain. “Waves,” alternatively, was penned the morning of the Japanese tsunami.  Musicianship: Joyfully frolicking within an acoustic Zen garden […]

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