Granite State of Mind

Sarah and the Wild Versatile: Fall into Grace – so worth the ride

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Carol Robidoux 0
“Fall Into Grace” is a really good mix of songs that could have been the starting point of three different albums, I think. And that’s a good thing. The bluesy voice that Sarah unravels works on so many levels and I would love to hear a full album in that vein. The trumpets and bone and pop is pure gold. The jazz is sleek. Two more Kristine’s and we could really have a party. READ MORE
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Get up, get on down, and head over to the Palace with your bad self for Boogie Wonderband

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Carol Robidoux 0
“I discovered disco music when I was a little kid. I loved to dance to ‘Dancing Queen,’ and all of that, but I never had the chance to go to a discotheque. And then, disco and funk was buried under the music of the ‘80s and ‘90s. But I knew I had to find a way to make this music come alive again,” says Boogie Cindy, founder of Boogie Wonderband. READ MORE
Granite State of Mind

Chase the music

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Carol Robidoux 0
You asked, “Who are these people?” Well, you won’t find them in Good Housekeeping or on FOX News or moonlighting on Game of Thrones. You’ll find these influential, multi-talented, swagger-soaked musicians in all corners of the state, armed to the teeth with gear and passion. READ MORE
Granite State of Mind

Protest Against Action, and Trump’s playlist

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Carol Robidoux 0
Clinton loved the sax, Obama loves Springsteen, Kennedy hailed Sinatra. But who does Trump listen too when he takes his wig off at the end of the day? No one, I was certain. Not pop or classical music, not the blues or jazz or even soft rock. None of it. And there lies the problem. READ MORE