Calling all folk-natics and bluegrass feigns: Haas Kowert Tice’s new album You Got This is rich, intense and ready to be streamed from your every device today (and tomorrow when you share it with all your bluegrass-loving friends). In celebration of their CD release, the trio performed two back-to-back concerts this past Thursday at Club Passim. These tunes beg to be danced to.
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In case you missed it, Field Mouse’s newest album, Hold Still Life, is out July 22 and premiered on HypeMachine. Field Mouse is a Brooklyn-based group that works with Boston’s Topshelf Records. The album blends reverb-tinged guitar with luring synths in an amalgam of genres – rock, dream pop, and indie punk to name a few. “Netsuke” makes for a great porch tune, while “A Place You Return To In A Dream” is perfect for all-car-windows-down blasting. Field Mouse will be playing an all-ages show with Wild Ones at Great Scott on Sunday, August 10. If you’re looking for music that’ll wake you up, Field Mouse is a must-add to your next playlist.
Off the heels of Newport Folk, the Newport Jazz Festival celebrated its 60th anniversary with three days of performances this past weekend. With the addition of a third festival day, organizers hoped to focus this year’s festival on the future of jazz. Friday’s stages spotlighted up-and-coming groups, including the theatrical blues singer Cécile McLorin Salvant, master trumpeter Amir ElSaffar (traditional Middle Eastern music meets American jazz), and the ever-infectious jazz funk collective, Snarky Puppy.
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