Grammy-winner Dom Flemons is musician, singer, songwriter, historian and slam poet. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that appeal to wider audiences. He began his career as a singer and record producer in Phoenix. In 2005 he cofounded the Car... read more

Five-time winners at the New England Music Awards, here’s a band whose reputation has been built on “sweaty, passionate and enduring” live performances that have earned them comparisons to Springsteen and U2. Jack Casey of Boston radio station WERS has proclaimed, “After two hours of non-stop playing, Adam Ezra’s given everything he ha... read more

Over the past decade, the New West Guitar Group has developed a reputation as one of the premier ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (New York), and John Storie and Will Brahm (Los Angeles), the group has developed a signature sound and innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuos... read more

Actor, dancer, photographer, teacher, director – the first question people usually ask Alisabeth Von Presley is if there’s anything she doesn’t do. The second is, how does she find the time? (Hint: she doesn’t sleep much.) But for this Marion native, her real passion is singing. Her live performances have garnered rave reviews f... read more

Despite the name, Matt is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that’s now spanned two decades, a dozen records, and literally thousands of shows. His is folk music for a modern age, rooted in lyrics that focus on the realities and challenges of the 21st century as opposed to, say, the old-school thrill of hopping trains... read more

Three remarkably accomplished young musicians come together in T’Monde, the Acadian phenomenon that Offbeat magazine has called “a creative fusion of classic country and out-of-the-way Cajun.” The band began in 2011 as three friends who liked playing together. Lafayette native Drew Simon had taken up the accordion as a teen, though it woul... read more

Something between a bar band and a studio act, Miles Nielsen stirs up his own brand of Beatle-esque, Cosmic Americana. Pop arrangements and sunny melodies form the foundation, underlying that long-lost, countrified steel guitar that floats through the speakers atop rolling drums, bouncing bass lines and butter-smooth keys. Born in Rockford, Illi... read more

SPT Theatre is pleased to present Conjure: A Cycle in Three Parts, a new play by Jennifer Rouse, directed by Janeve West. Each of the three acts explores the timelessness of relationships between women, ranging from ancient bonds, to moments of terrifying bravery and fierce loyalty. The end result is a tapestry that r... read more

Mick MacNeil of Simple Minds calls them “the most promising young band in Scotland today.” Since they first came together on the tiny lsle of Tiree back in 2005, Skerryvore has exploded across the Scottish music scene, winning Songwriter of the Year, Record of the Year and Band of the Year awards. Since then the band has toured relentlessly,... read more

Lee DeWyze is best known as winner of American Idol’s ninth season. But most of the fans he made during that competition had no idea that the powerful, expressive singer is also an uncommonly gifted songwriter and accomplished musician. Before he went on Idol, DeWyze recorded a pair of indie albums in his hometown of Chi... read more

Brothers Andre and Louis Michot grew up playing roots Cajun music as members of Les Frères Michot, the acclaimed family band that their father and uncles formed in the 1980s. In 1999, the pair stepped out with Lost Bayou Ramblers, taking the traditional music they were raised on to new levels of rhythmic energy and spontaneity. Overnight, the b... read more

Raised on an exotic animal farm in rural Mount Dora, Florida, Laney Jones sings tales of love and adventure with a voice that has been described as “a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder” (WPRK), mellifluous and smooth but brimming with passion. Her live performance highlights her multi-instrumental prowess on banjo, ukulele, tenor gui... read more

Making Movies makes music that matters. Building on a dynamic foundation of Afro-Latino rhythms, they’ve created a powerful, bilingual, psychedelic version of the Latin American son. Band leaders and brothers, Enrique and Diego Chi grew up in Panama, listening to their dad’s classic rock albums even as their mother was dancing to sa... read more

Nora Jane Struthers, says NPR, “has written some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists.” Born in Virginia and raised in New Jersey, Struthers grew up attending festivals and fiddlers’ conventions with her banjo-playing father. “It was pretty much a group of musicians camping in a muddy field for... read more

Known for his unique blending of jazz, blues, folk and soul, Martin Sexton is a musician’s musician and a music lover’s dream. He “jumps beyond standard fare on the strength of his voice, a blue-eyed soul man’s supple instrument,” says The New York Times. “His unpretentious heartiness helps him focus on every soul singer’s... read more

Named for a tough but enduringly creative neighborhood north of downtown Cincinnati, Over the Rhine is the duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. Their ethereal sounds ― dreamy, sweeping, highly literate and melancholy ― have drawn comparisons to the likes of Cowboy Junkies. Says Leslie Benson of the Dayton City Paper: "The m... read more

One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal, simply because his musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by no less... read more