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Editor's Picks: Funk-Jazz Trio Otis Grove @ Regatta Bar Thursday 1.21

 

Personal favorite, funk-jazz trio, Otis Grove, will be playing the Regatta Bar (in the Charles Hotel. Harvard Sq.) on 1.21 next week. They just let word out about a new album coming soon, The Runk. Their last album, Crank it Up is a delicious funk compilation (see rock-u-mentry of Crank it Up CD release above). Otis Grove will be playing the early show at 7:30pm Thursday the 21st. Tickets are $10, which is a really sweet deal, the Regatta Bar is a more elegant venue. You can go skating outside on that cute little pond they made and then go in and warm yourself up with the juiciest funk Boston has to offer.

--Meghan Chiampa

   

Dixie Bee-Liners @ Passim 1.14

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If you like alt country and authentic bluegrass, you’ll want to make a bee-line for Club Passim this Thursday night at 8PM. The Dixie Bee-Liners are taking the storied Harvard Square stage to play in support of their new release, Susanville, described on their Web site as “a concept album that takes listeners on a musical road trip along America's highways and byways.” Explains co-writer and mandolinist, Buddy Woodward, in a press release, "It's a collection of short stories set to music. Each song is a vignette about a different person in a different car or truck in a different highway in America, and they're all headed either to or from Susanville." The Bee-liners are fronted by Brandi Hart, a native of the Bluegrass State who was featured at the official ASCAP/IBMA Songwriters’ Showcase at World of Bluegrass 2006 in Nashville. Hart is not only a singer/songwriter but also “plays rhythm guitar, Nashville guitar, fiddle, and mountain dulcimer.”  Hart and Woodward are joined by Rachel Renee Johnson on vocals and fiddle, Robin Davis on lead guitar and mandolin, jazz-trained Jeremy Darrow on double bass, and Casey Henry on Banjo. The southern sextet is known for blending contemporary and traditional sounds, and their latest album includes not only tradition strings but also bouzoukis, dulcimers and cellos. Should be a good night to break out your best boots…and bourbon.

--Jason Rabin

 

   

Burly Song Episode 6: Lady Lioness

Local musician Rebecca Kopycinski aka Nuda Veritas just dropped episode 6 of her rare TV show, Burly Song, which features a selected artist from the Burlington music scene for an interview and the playing of some tunes. The sixth edition of Burly Song features singer-songwrite Lady Lioness. You can check out individual songs and past episodes here.

--The Deli Staff

   

The Low Anthem on Letterman! 1.14

Rhode Island trio The Low Anthem will embrace an exciting new decade by headlining their first North American tour in March and April and making their US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman this Thursday, January 14th. They will also spend much of February supporting The Avett Brothers on the road (not in North America). They will come back to the states at the end of Februrary. Yay! 

--The Deli Staff
 

   

Audrey Ryan and Richard Julian at Passim 1.17

Audrey Ryan (Maine native and current Boston resident) is playing a very special show this Sunday at Club Passim in Harvard Square, Cambridge with New York's Richard Julian. Both artists are known for their creativity and song-writing superpowers. They both bend folk and indie genres into something beautifully indistinguishable and new.  Julian is a member of The Little Willies with Norah Jones. Julian has also toured with Bonnie Raitt and Suzanne Vega. Ryan recently released the full-length album, "I Know, I Know" in September. Once again the show: 8pm @ Club Passim on Sunday, January 17th, 47 Palmer St. Cambridge, MA. Tickets are pre-sale $12 (buy them HERE) and at the door $15. 

--The Deli Staff