Music

Lynn, North Shore… maybe a little beyond.

5 Questions: Mairead Carlin of Celtic Woman

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – To purchase tickets to see Celtic Woman perform at the Lynn Auditorium on June 25th, visit www.lynnauditorium.com Mairead has been part of Celtic Woman since 2013. She was born in Derry, in the north of Ireland, and her life has been immersed in music since her…

Punking Out Homelessness 2

6/19/17 Several local punk bands got together at O’Brien’s on Boston Street in Lynn for a Boston based homeless charity called Stop the Bleeding. The night’s beneficiary was the Lowell Transitional Living Center. The lineup: Charlie Don’t Surf (Clash tribute) Guns of Brighton (originals – from Lynn) The Natty D’s Powder Keg Of course the…

An interview with Chuck Prophet

Blake Maddux interviews singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet, who is also known for performing with Green on Red in the 80’s and early 90’s. As a musician, Bobby Fuller clearly aspired to be like Buddy Holly. Sadly, the realization of that aspiration included Fuller’s death at 23 years old, the same age at which Holly had perished…

5 Questions: Cary Hoffman

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a biographical, often hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for this hero Frank Sinatra and the perils of wanting to become somebody else. SD: How did your passion for Sinatra develop? CH: I…

5 Questions: QUIÑ

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –  Emerging artist QUIÑ recently performed at SXSW Fader Fort and earlier this year debuted her video for “MATH.” The soft spoken singer with power pipes is creating her own sound on her own terms.  SD: When did you realize you had the talent to sing? Q:…

Photos from Bent Water’s 2nd Annual Blast Off

5/22/17 On Saturday Bent Water threw a huge outdoor party with new beer releases, food trucks, bands and guests including Salem cider makers Far From The Tree. A suggested donation at the gate and a merch tent raised money for Beyond Walls Lynn. *Speaking of Beyond Walls, as of this paragraph, they have just under…

5 Questions: Daniel O’Donnell

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – One of Ireland’s best loved artists, Daniel O’Donnell has announced that he will be returning to tour in the USA. The tour will see the record breaking chart singer play a more extensive concert tour than he did in October 2016, when he performed in venues…

5 Questions: Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer Holliday is scheduled to perform for nAGLY’s 25th Anniversary Concert at the North Shore Music Theatre May 13th 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Over thirty years ago, Jennifer Holliday’s show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of the torch ballad “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going” in the smash hit Broadway musical, Dreamgirls,…