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The Music Savage Show | 07.16.2021

Photo credit: Steve Benoit The Music Savage Show · Folk On! Join me and celebrate the return to the Fort in 2021 with a show highlighting a few of the incredible bands & musicians who have announced they will be playing over the course of six deliriously glorious days. It is time my friends for Newport Folk Festival Presents Folk On! Playlist: Welcome ‘Round Here – The Marcus King BandOn My Way – Grace PotterBad Luck – Langhorne SlimEagles Below Us – Fruit BatsTwo Cold Nights In Buffalo – Courtney Marie Andrews Age of a Man – Sunny WarThe Way I Talk –…

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The Music Savage Show | 07.31.2020

The Music Savage Show · Be Present Be Open Be Kind Join me as I celebrate my favorite place in the whole world with a show dedicated to the bands/musicians who would have played live at Newport Folk Festival this weekend. We’re Stronger When We Sing Together. -Pete Seeger Playlist: Maggie’s Farm (Live @ Newport) – Bob DylanVanity Trip – The Ballroom ThievesGeorgia – Brittany HowardIt Ain’t Easy – Delta SpiritCocaine Jesus – Rainbow Kitten Surprise Just Another Reason – Watkins Family HourAge of a Man – Sunny WarGrand Restoration – Natalie HembyGood Luck Kid – JosephDrown – Son Volt…

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Photos + Review | Chris Farren @ Once Somerville

Donned in glitter and a gold necklace, Chris Farren performed yet another Perfect Set at Once Somerville on January 30th on what he said was his biggest headlining show to date. Just Chris, a guitar, and a lot of projections, there was nothing lacking about his solo performance. A super funny internet presence brought to life on stage with the theme ‘Born Hot’, Farren brings the whole room in on the joke with balloons with his face on them, projections letting us know how soon his birthday is, and his own art “I drew this”. Although heavy on the entertainment…

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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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