Indigo Girls Northampton Concert is June 25, 2021

The Indigo Girls will perform June 25, 2021 at the Pines Theater in Northampton. The Indigo Girls have sold more than 14 million albums and won a Grammy award. The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, plus a changing lineup of musicians on their records and at some of their concerts. Some tours are just Ray and Saliers. Ray and Saliers live near Atlanta, Georgia.

Public Enemy's New Song About Trump

The band Public Enemy, best known for their song Fight the Power, which was used in the film Do the Right Thing, has a new song out. It's about Trump and the kind of Black Lives Matter protests seen in the photos from Holyoke at:

https://valleypost.org/node/1593

You can hear the song at:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQvDRe79F8k

Reggae Singer from Jamaica to Play in Brattleboro

(The below concerts have been postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19.) When N.L. Dennis was singing in a recording studio with Toots and the Maytals, Bob Marley stopped by to listen. Marley praised Dennis's delivery. Today, Dennis lives in his native Jamaica and joins hundreds of Jamaicans who come to Vermont every summer in search of better paying work. Most of them work on vegetable farms and at apple orchards. Dennis works as a reggae musician. He will perform a public concert on July 31 in Brattleboro. The concert will be at 8 p.m. at the Stone Church night club.

Antibalas to Play Greenfield

The Afropop band Antibalas will play at the Hawks and Reed night club in Greenfield on March 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $36 at the door. The band's current tour includes stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, New York City, and Europe. One of the best known Afropop performers is Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, who lived from 1938 until 1997. His music is for dancing. Kuti's lyrics often criticized the dictator of Nigeria.

CJ Chenier Concert is Feb. 14

CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band will play at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on February 14 at 7 p.m. CJ Chenier was born in 1957. According to his web site, he “spent his childhood in the tough tenement housing projects of Port Arthur, Texas.”

Chenier played with Ringo Starr on Paul Simon's album Rhythm of the Saints. Chenier performed with Simon on a concert tour. A video of CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band performing live is at:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMMSv2WpYKw

They play zydeco music. This photo shows people dancing at a zydeco concert. photo by:

Son Little Concert is January 28

Soul singer Son Little will perform a concert at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on January 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 plus a "service fee." In December he will play in Los Angeles. In March he will play in Paris, France. You can hear one of his songs at:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zilN0KCkhRA

John Primer Northampton Concert is November 24

Blues musician John Primer will perform at the Iron Horse Music Hall on November 24 at 7 p.m. Primer was in Muddy Waters's band. According to Primer's web site, "John has recorded with, opened for, or played with the Rolling Stones, Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, James Brown and B.B. King."

Indigo Girls to Play Near Brattleboro

The Indigo Girls will perform near Brattleboro on October 13. The band will release a new album in January. The Indigo Girls have sold more than 14 million albums and won a Grammy award. The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, plus a changing lineup of musicians on their records and at some of their concerts. Some tours are just Ray and Saliers. Ray and Saliers live near Atlanta, Georgia.

Ruth Moody Concert is May 12

Ruth Moody will play at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on May 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $23. You can hear one of her songs at:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7LVzdyImdA

Concert Review: Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls performed an excellent concert in Northampton on March 22. Tickets sold out in January. The concert was at Smith College in a theater that appeared to hold around 2,000 people. The audience sung along to many of the songs and applauded enthusiastically. The band will release a new album this year or next year.

The Indigo Girls have sold more than 7 million albums and won a Grammy award. The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, plus a changing lineup of musicians on their records and at some of their concerts. Ray and Saliers live near Atlanta, Georgia.