Boston Calling, the bi-annual Boston, MA, music festival, closed out its three-day September line-up with a lunar eclipse to top off a fantastic weekend of music. Each day featured clear skies, abundant sunshine, and crisp fall weather. Crowds were vast and the energy seemed to grow with each act, producing a crowd so thick it became hard to move between the two stages. Committed music fans waited for hours in the same spot in the crowd just to get an up-close view of their favorite bands.
Florida's king of sacred steel, Roosevelt Collier, will bring his revolving superjam to the West Coast for the first time, announcing the California Get Down Nov. 5-7 in Northern California. With Collier front and center on pedal steel, the all-star lineup features bassist Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), guitarist Eric McFadden (Parliament Funkadelic Allstars) and drummer Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic) performing a free-flowing gumbo of electrifying grooves.
Sisters Leah and Chloe Smith front Rising Appalachia with a steeped tradition of music from their folk upbringing mashed with world-beat, grooves, stunning harmonies and a swaying soulfulness. The music is uplifting, inspiring, danceable and connecting in ways that affirms the human spirit. Touring in support of their latest release 'Wider Circle' they are promoting their 'Yoga Prison Project', a non-for-profit who works to bring yoga and mindfulness to American prisons.