Concert Series Requires Covid Clearance
The MV Concert Series is now requiring proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours for all shows at the Loft.
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For Son Volt, a Creative Stew Is Key to Originality
Holly Gleason
Jay Farrar didn't know he was creating a whole new genre when Uncle Tupelo began, just as he didn't set out to toughen up Americana with Son Volt.
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Taylor Time at the Old Whaling Church
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 Church.
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Dancing in the Moonlight With Jonathan Richman
Louisa Hufstader
Last week at Union Chapel Jonathan Richman delighted an eager audience with an intimate concert with his longtime musical partner, percussionist Tommy Larkins.
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Paying Tribute to His Mentors, Steve Earle Still Stands Tall
Holly Gleason
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 that.
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MV Concert Series
The MV Concert series continues this week with Black Violin performing at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Sunday, June 30 beginning at 8 p.m.
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Keep Moving, Keep Growing, And Let Music Lead the Way
Holly Gleason
Richard Thompson remembers standing outside his sister’s bedroom door as a young boy, listening to the records she was playing on her Dancette record player, and marvels.
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Ageless as the Music He Performs
Louisa Hufstader

The golden era of reggae and rock-steady gleamed again for two hours at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center August 13, when Toots & the Maytals delighted their audience with a concert featuring many Jamaican hits from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Mavis Staples Still a Force On Stage and Everywhere
Louisa Hufstader

With a lifetime of musical activism and nonviolent resistance behind her, Mavis Staples still sings for peace and justice.

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Patty Griffin Rises Again With New Take on Music and Touring
Holly Gleason

Patty Griffin has built a life of traveling the world and singing her carefully framed miniatures. Three decades into her career, the woman regarded as an “artist’s artist” realized things needed to change.

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