Island Rallies Around Sabrina Luening
Will Sennott
A benefit concert will be held at the Cardboard Box in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, Nov. 4. for Sabrina Luening, who is in a Boston hospital after suffering a stroke.
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Public Piano Builds Community Composition
Holly Pretsky
The notes of an Alexander Scriabin prelude rang out from the sunny, small backyard behind the Rosewater Market on Monday afternoon.
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From Music City to Martha's Vineyard
Noah Asimow
Next weekend, the Island hosts the sixth annual New England to Nashville Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters’ Festival.
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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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Not Just Spring Peepers, These Pinkletinks Know All the Chords
Noah Asimow
Although the band doesn’t have quite the national following of Kid Rock, they Pinkletinks have become a big hit on the Vineyard over the past few years.
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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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Free and Outdoors Creates Perfect Harmony
Louisa Hufstader

Open-air music is happening all over Martha’s Vineyard, just about every night of the week and usually for free..

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Thirty Years After Trinity Sessions, Cowboy Junkies Are Still Breaking Ground
Holly Gleason
The Cowboy Junkies' latest album All That Reckoning continues a career defined by literate lyrics and minimalist atmospherics.
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Mavericks Bring the Heat, Swing and Depth
Holly Gleason
The Mavericks arrive on the Vineyard this week to play at the Performing Arts Center. “There are 12 of us,” said lead singer Raul Malo. “Eight onstage, four to keep us together, and 30 pieces of luggage.”
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