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Song of the Week | Bill Scorzari – It All Matters

The WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is sharply focused on the beautiful new single from Bill Scorzari titled, “It All Matters,” off the New York-based musician’s upcoming album, Now I’m Free, out September 20th independently. Scorzari has been crafting his distinct style of Americana for a while now, picking up his first guitar at the age of eight and performing his very first gig at thirteen. After a two decade stint in the world of law a life-changing event, the passing of his beloved father, saw him turn his sights back to his true passion…

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Photos + Review | The Menzingers + Queen of Jeans + The Sidekicks @ The Palladium Upstairs

The Menzingers played to a very sweaty, sold-out crowd in Worcester at The Palladium Upstairs. The Philly-born band have had a strong community of Massachusetts devotees for years, after playing a myriad of venues across the state, ranging from this same room at the Palladium to the House of Blues. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more impassioned crowd than a Menzingers crowd. The entire room sings every word to every song, from any era of the band’s discography. Even their newest song “Anna”, released not two weeks prior, was well-known and loved by the crowd. “Anna” is the first…

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The Music Savage Show | 08.02.2019

The new show takes a loving look back on my favorite time of the year… The Newport Folk Festival! I open with a set of songs from a few of the incredible collaborative groups that graced the stages in 2019, play you some tunes from musicians and bands that were a few of the many extraordinary highlights of the weekend, showcase a handful of musicians/bands I would love to see return to the fort, and last but not least highlight the artists I hope make their debut in 2020. Let’s have some folkin’ fun! Playlist: Redesigning Women – The HighwomenBlack…

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Newport Folk Festival 2019 | It Folkin’ Begins

As the last powerful notes of the final Newport 2018 set, “A Change is Gonna Come,” flowed over the emotional crowd and through the breeze, drifting across the ocean to spread a message of hope, we all began the internal countdown. We’ve been eagerly anticipating what is about to happen to our senses for approximately eight thousand six hundred and eighty eight hours. We are excited! Speaking of said excitement the line-up for 2019 is out of this world bonkers. We get incredible up and coming bands/musicians like Black Belt Eagle Scout and Yola making their festival debuts. We have…

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The Music Savage Show | 07.19.2019

Today I celebrate Newport Folk Festival with an entire show dedicated to one of my most favorite weekends. As this year is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 team landing on the moon (and cutting James Taylor’s performance short on July 20th, 1969) I kick things off with a set celebrating the ’69 festival. I also highlight the new Song of the Week “Everyone’s Gone To The Moon” from Robert Ellis, play you some songs from a few favorite moments at the fort, let you in on some amazing tracks from our #Hottakes post, and so much folkin’ more!…

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The Music Savage Show | Newport Folk Festival 2018 Recap

The Music Savage show w/ DJ Ryan Doyon on WMFO! Today’s show takes a fond look back my favorite time of the year… Newport Folk Festival! I open with a tribute to my best friends and festival housemates on Spring St, play you some songs from musicians and bands that were a few of the many, many highlights of the weekend, give you the new Song of the Week, “Staring Out The Window,” from Friday’s NFF performer Erika Wennerstrom, and let you take a sneak peek at our new Hot Takes post Enjoy! Playlist: Spring Street Set You Make My…

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The Music Savage Show | Newport Folk Festival 2018 Special

The Music Savage show w/ DJ Ryan Doyon on WMFO! Today’s show celebrates my favorite time of the year… Newport Folk Festival! Together with my fellow WMFO DJ Gabi we talk about how much we love this festival and play tons of NFF musicians from past to present. You also get a new Song of the Week, “Hard Way,” from Glorietta … who are making their festival debut in 2018. Enjoy! Playlist: Maggie’s Farm – Bob Dylan (Live at Newport Folk Festival 1965) Casey Jones – Mississippi John Hurt (Live at Newport Folk Festival 1963) Big River – Johnny Cash…

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 | And So It Folkin’ Begins

HEY YOU GUY-Y-Y-Y-YS!!! Did I get your attention?  Yes, I did just open this post with the opening phrase of everyone’s favorite educational television show, The Electric Company, for no other reason than that sums up how we are feeling that our favorite time of the year is only one sleep away. We have been eagerly anticipating the music extravaganza about to unfold this weekend and have counted the days for eight thousand six hundred and eighty eight hours to the moment we are all back at the folk fort. If you have any doubt on the truth of the statement…

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