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David Wilcox

"I have a lot of memories of playing in Boston. It's very suspicious of sentimentality, and that's really fun. There are songs that go over great in Boston that don't work anywhere else, and vice versa.   More...

 

 

Peter Mulvey

"Get a good meal. Drink a little wine. Go on stage and life is good. Weíre warm, itís not snowing on us. What the hell could happen.Ē Read our interview with Peter Mulvey, and learn more about his perspective on life in music.   More...

 

Chris Trapper

"The lyrical singer-songwriter thing in Boston is very respected, but in other cities you look for a singer-songwriter room, and they're hard to find. I think that's the nice thing about Boston." Read our interview with Chris and learn more about his life with the Push Stars and his new solo project.   More...

 

The Dandy Warhols

"Boston is one of these cities that is not like any other city. It feels and looks like an English working town, but then itís giant and itís American. Itís really unique, itís not like any other city at all." Read our interview with Courtney Taylor of The Dandy Warhols.   More...

The Cyanide Valentine

"The original concept was that we wanted first and foremost to be thought of as a rock band, and we wanted to create as much sound on stage as a full rock band would." Read our interview with the unconventional Force of Rock known as Cyanide Valentine.   More...

 

Dwight Ritcher

"I like playing live ... itís everything completely in the moment and you can improvise with your voice, the guitar and the band. You never know whatís going to happen."  Read our interview with Dwight.   More...

Jeffrey Gaines

"The fans in Boston are really really great and they have been super good to me ... I donít even know why. Iím just thankful for it."  Read our interview with Jeffrey Gaines and learn more about his music and the place it holds in his life.   More...

 

 

Jonatha Brooke

"[Boston] is a huge source of great musicians... It's a really special scene. The caliber of the musician, and the caliber of the writing is right up there at the top."  Read our interview with this Boston original.   More...

Ellis Paul

"I hope they connect to it, that the songs they can associate to their own lives... I don't care really if they make love or have babies or do the dishes to it, as long as they're listening."   Read our interview and learn more about Boston's own Ellis Paul.    More...

 

Averi

"Personally Iíd like the stuff that we do to evoke some kind of emotional response, whatever that may be, that in itself is success."   Read our interview with Averi and learn more about this talented Boston band.    More...

Tanya Donelly

ďBoston seems friendlier to me than other cities. It feels like people truly support each other here ...  And for the most part theyíre really good people."  Read our interview with Tanya and learn more about this influential Boston artist.    More...

 

Rachel McCartney

ďFind out what's authentic to you, musically. Learn your craft, learn the notes, but do that to have the skills to express your own ideas... and stay within yourself." Read our interview with Rachel and learn more about this local artist and her craft.    More...

ďDonít play gigs you hate, because itíll make you hate the music.Ē  Read our interview with T and learn more about the band, their recent trip to Nashville and the music that has influenced their lives.    More...

 

 

 

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson's recent tour brought him to The Paradise Rock Club in Boston.  Boston Beats had the chance to catch up with him to ask him about his craft and starting out as a musician.    More...

Adam Ezra Group

"I feel like no matter what we do as a band, I'll always be an aspiring musician."  Read our interview with AEG and learn more about the band and their perspective on the Boston music scene.   More...

 

Ryan Montbleau

Thursday night at Perks in Norwood, MA.  Ryan Montbleau had just come off his latest cross-country trip, playing in such cities as L.A., Denver and Philadelphia.  He seemed a bit road weary as he noted that as recently as that morning he was in Buffalo.  But Ryan is a true performer...

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Chris Canty

"I'd rather sell half as many albums and have it be something that someone listens to ten years from now than be the flavor of the month."  Read our interview with Chris Canty and learn more about this local artist.

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Teresa Storch

"Music I think gives us something else to feel and a way to release us from the workday or what ever else may be going on in our lives."  Read our interview with Teresa Storch and learn more about this local artist.

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Jim Palana

Jim Palana has been a face on the folk scene in Boston for close to forty years. We asked him about his career, his influences, and the place that making music holds in his life.  "I played some gigs that'd make you want to cut off your hand. But every musician goes through that, it's just part of the process."

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Danielle Miraglia

"I donít know if this comes across in my music Ö but what I would hope to convey is basically not to waste your life being miserable." Read our interview with Danielle Miraglia and learn more about this local artist.

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