Abigail Washburn refers to herself as an old-time musician, having mastered the traditional clawhammer banjo technique and a just-rough-enough voice.
In 1979, Carly Simon opened the Hot Tin Roof nightclub with two partners. To decorate the venue, she hired Margot Datz, a 26-year-old sculptor who...
The three-day music festival planned for August in Vineyard Haven has received clearance from the Tisbury selectmen to serve alcohol.
At the Portuguese American Club, where the Marotta Brothers Band is set to perform every Wednesday this summer, the main hall’s capacity is 300...
Quartet San Francisco’s concert at the Old Whaling Church was resounding proof that classical music is not what it used to be. The concert opened the...
Steve Earle—singer/songwriter, bandleader, actor, author and activist—brought his band the Dukes to Edgartown last week for a powerful two-hour...
Chad Urmston, or as fans of Dispatch know him, Chadwick Stokes, pedaled a large orange tricycle through Owen Park in Vineyard Haven.
Beach Road Weekend, the three-day music festival that is expected to draw thousands to Vineyard Haven's Veterans Memorial Park in August, has been a...
The Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society opens its 49th summer season on Monday July 15 with Quartet San Francisco.
Last week at Union Chapel Jonathan Richman delighted an eager audience with an intimate concert with his longtime musical partner, percussionist...
Steve Earle sits on his bus at an Owensboro, Ky. bluegrass festival. He played the Opry the night before, Summerfest in Milwaukee the night before...
When pianist David Crohan moved to Florida in 2003, he brought with him a musical tradition that had delighted audiences at the Tabernacle in Oak...

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Arts Briefs

Dean and Karin Rosenthal make up Daykah and will perform a concert with music devoted to living composers.

Pathways begins its off-season events with a special concert to honor founder Marianne Goldberg.

Livingston Taylor has been playing music on the Vineyard for over 50 years and he will continue playing here on Friday, August 23 at the Old Whaling...

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