Showing posts with label folk-rock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label folk-rock. Show all posts

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children (Official Music Video)

"You, who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so, become yourself
Because the past is just a goodbye
Teach your children well
Their father's hell did slowly go by
And feed them on your dreams
The one they pick, the one you'll know by"

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

James Montgomery Band with Opening Act The DayBreakers - Jan 17

THE BLACK BOX welcomes back the James Montgomery Band with opener - The DayBreakers.

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home." Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he, learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

In 1970, while attending Boston University, Montgomery formed The James Montgomery Band. His inimitable (oh yeah, he majored in English) harmonica playing combined with his incredibly energetic live shows led to the band's quick ascension on the New England music scene. Within two years, The James Montgomery band was among the hottest acts in Boston along with J. Geils and Aerosmith, and they were quickly signed to a multi-album deal with Capricorn Records.

Since that time, James has recorded six albums. His first, "First Time Out" has been remastered and re-released by MRG/Capricorn. Other include "James Montgomery Band" on Island Records which was number nine on Billboard's national playlist, "Duck Fever" with members of the David Letterman Band, "Live Trax," with the Uptown Horns (the Rolling Stones' horn section), and his release on Tone-Cool, "The Oven Is On."

The DayBreakers

Fueled by two songwriters with contrasting approaches, the DayBreakers craft their distinct sound through a blend of folk rock melodies, blues guitar muscle and rock and roll grit. The five piece band, led by lead singer/guitarist Kyle Murphy, and bassist Matt Schairer has played many of New England's most revered rooms (The Middle East, TT the Bears, Thunder Road, Cape Cod Melody Tent) and shared the stage with some of the region's best roots rockers (Entrain, the Silks, Delta Generators, Frank Viele), while also supporting national touring acts The High Divers, Christian Lopez and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. 

Murphy's songwriting draws from a combination of jazz and heartland rock, fusing the complex chord changes of bebop with the boot stomping choruses of Seger and Mellencamp. Schairer's songwriting is tied tighter to country and folk, with an emphasis on storytelling akin to the Drive By Truckers and Springsteen. 

The tension of two songwriters has led to artistic breakthroughs, but it has not been without its struggle. Plagued by line up changes and stylistic clashes, the band spent half a decade chasing the shadow of a dream in half-filled bar rooms. These nights led the band to be highly qualified to write their second full length album, a concept record named "Worn Out Dream," about a band that doesn't make it and looks to move on with their lives. 

For tickets or for more information about other events at THE BLACK BOX, visit or call (508) 528-3370. 

James Montgomery Band with Opening Act The DayBreakers - Jan 17
James Montgomery Band with Opening Act The DayBreakers - Jan 17

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Karate Show and Long Shadow Sheep headline Thanksgiving Eve at THE BLACK BOX

THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series will present Karate Show and Long Shadow Sheep on Wednesday, November 27 at 8:00 pm. The Thanksgiving Eve concert is 21+ only. ID will be checked at the door.

Karate Show, Boston's most rocking cover band, plays a wide spectrum of rock and roll hits from bands like Pearl Jam, The Killers, Tom Petty, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes, Green Day, The Ramones, and The Who. The band includes Franklin native Mike Briggs on lead vocals, Anthony Mantia on lead guitar and vocals, Mike Molloy on drums, Joe Broderick on rhythm guitar, and Tony DelBuono on bass.

Long Shadow Sheep is an independent folk-rock band hailing from MA. Following the release of a solo record “Violins,” singer/songwriter Brady O’Keefe returned to Franklin, recruiting long-time friends Matt Zajac (drummer) and Doug Buckley (bassist) to extend the performance capabilities of his acoustic-based material. The creation of the new, collaborative group brought the musical project in a new direction, both sonically and energetically. Guitarist and songwriter Nick Sabet joined as lead guitar player, bringing a highly-refined and versatile skill set, evolving the band’s original sound.

Tickets for Thanksgiving Eve are available at, by calling the box office at 508-528-3370, or at the door. The venue features a full bar. 

Karate Show and Long Shadow Sheep headline Thanksgiving Eve at THE BLACK BOX
Karate Show and Long Shadow Sheep headline Thanksgiving Eve at THE BLACK BOX