Church of Boston will host one of the largest music festivals the Winter has ever heard from February 25th to the 27th. The New England Americana Festival is a music festival celebrating a long tradition of deep rooted American folk music. Over time, these roots have sprung many strong branches, the fruit of which we hope to share and celebrate throughout this 3 night festival of music and art. Bands throughout the Northeast will be coming to share their version of American folk music - their take on a profound tradition - a demonstrative road map on keeping true and pushing forward. Not unlike folk of all traditions, Americana passed down a history of of the experience of a people and holds equal value upon artist as well as audience. The sharing of folk art rests upon interdependence of audience and artist, sharing in a communal experience - the basis upon which the festival rests.
If you need a break from the Americana festival, then head to Precinct in Somerville on Saturday night for another cool show. The Dirty Truckers are a rocking little outfit drawing on kick-ass influences such as Cheap Trick, Steve Earle and the Replacements. The DTs rock hard and have a good time doing it. According to Boston Soundcheck Magazine, "the band's sound is a mixture of '80s Rolling Stones as led by Keith and Ron's two-guitar assault and f*ck you sonic attitude". Miles of Music (www.milesofmusic.com) was lost in "the aroma of beer, the haze of cigarette smoke and the roar of punchy guitar". So if you like your bands straight up, no fakers, you'll like the Dirty Truckers.
And in case you missed it, we were at the Tavern At The End Of The World in Charlestown, MA last night. It was a great night of music from St. Claire and This Building's On Fire. Get over to their MySpace to see when they are playing next. You have to see it.