Acoustic Sunday’s at Armadillo’s Burritos
July 11, 2010
Mike and Ruthy
Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hammer
When I heard that Anais Mitchell was playing in Keene NH I knew I had to make the hour drive down there. When I heard that the venue was a burrito joint, well let’s just say I was a little hesitant. But I made the call to Orange Earth Productions and reserved our seats.
Armadillo’s Burritos is a funky burrito place on Main Street in Keene NH. They are closed/slow on Sunday’s so it’s a perfect time/place to host acoustic music and that’s what Orange Earth Productions and Armadillo’s has done. Doors open at 5 pm and they serve good, inexpensive, well made food (HUGE burritos, nachos, chili, chips salsa guac) until 5:45 pm. Performances start at 6 pm. They have a nice selection of beer and wine which they serve until closing (a pitcher of Newcastle draft was $8!!!)
The show Sunday July 11, 2010 was a co-headliner of Mike and Ruthy and Anais Mitchell. Mitchell was accompani…
Melissa Etheridge Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre BostonMA July 10, 2010 Three dates into her ‘Fearless Love” tour, 49 year old Melissa Etheridge returns to her old haunts of Boston Massachusetts, and performed at the historic Wang Theatre in Boston MA (she opened the tour Wednesday, July 7 in Albany NY and played Friday night July 9 in Hyannis MA). Etheridge entered the theater from the back, walked down the aisle, touching fingers with the adoring crowd then made her way to the stage for the beginning of her two and half hour show. She opened with “We Are The Ones” followed by the title cut to her new CD “Fearless Love.” Up next “Miss California” which will probably become one of her signature songs. She paused to tell the audience she’s been hanging out in Boston, thinking about the one day she played at the Park Street T Station. She told the crowd she was a security guard at DeaconessHospital and thought she’d open her guitar case to see if you could make some money, “I made…
From Wikipedia The lyrics of the song tell a true story: on 4 December 1971 Deep Purple had set up camp in Montreux, Switzerland to record an album using a mobile recording studio (rented from the Rolling Stones and known as the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio - referred to as the "Rolling truck Stones thing" and "the mobile" in the song lyrics) at the entertainment complex that was part of the Montreux Casino (referred to as "the gambling house" in the song lyric). On the eve of the recording session a Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention concert was held in the casino's theatre. In the middle of Don Preston's synthesizer solo on "King Kong", the place suddenly caught fire when somebody in the audience fired a flare gun into the rattan cov…
From the Times Union Albany NY by Michael Eck
Special to The Times Union
Photo by Nanci 2008 Meadowbrook Music Gilford NH
ALBANY – Melissa Etheridge was in a giving mood Wednesday night.
The 49-year-old singer was opening her “Fearless Love” tour at The Palace Theater, and she rolled out songs old and new for over two and a half hours to a wildly enthusiastic crowd of dedicated fans.
For those not in the latter camp, Etheridge’s shows have become something of an endurance test. Truth be told, she hasn’t grown much as an artist over the years and her simplistic anthems can wear when delivered in bulk.
For proof that she mines the same vein over and over, how about these three tunes — “I Want To Come Over,” “Come To My Window” and “Heaven on Earth,” with its “come find me” chorus.
A new song sung on Wednesday was similarly redundant. When Bob Dylan divorced Sara Lowndes he came up with “Blood On The Tracks; when Etheridge split with her wife earlier this year, she came up with …