Josh Ritter’s Acoustic Magic

Josh Ritter Acoustic Trio @ The Somerville Theatre Somerville, MA: March 6, 2014 Joy. It’s just the first word that comes to mind when I think of this show, Josh Ritter’s face, the songs played, the energy between the 3 men on stage. Ritter has been touring for nearly 1 year straight since the release […] more »


Happy Valentine’s Day: Radio Sweetheart from Sarah Borges


Every once in awhile, there is an artist whose album is so anticipated by everyone in the Twangville Posse that a few of us pile on for a team review. Put Sarah Borges’ “Radio Sweetheart” into that category. SUZANNE’S TAKE There’s one word to describe Sarah Borges: BADASS. When I was growing up, I always […] more »


Photos that ROCK! Best of 2013!

Photos that ROCK! Best of 2013! I am INSANELY lucky that I get to listen to amazing music AND take pictures- 2 of my favorite things. Here are some of my favorite shots from various venues around Boston in 2013. What a year! Tom McBride @ Lizard Lounge, March 2013 Josh Ritter & The Royal […] more »


Photos that ROCK! Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds The Sinclair, Cambridge MA: December 2013 My friend Josh Myers started playing bass in a band that I had recently started hearing buzz about and he informed me that they were playing near by. I showed up at The Sinclair in Cambridge on a Friday night not knowing what […] more »


Amanda Shires- Heartbreak, Destruction, and Doves

Amanda Shires- Down Fell the Doves     “Down Fell the Doves” and I have been getting to know each other in my car over the past few weeks. On first pass, it sounds soothing and melodic, with guitar contributions from Shires’ husband Jason Isbell. Lovely music to drive to and daydream. I found myself humming […] more »


Photos that ROCK! David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum @ Outside the Box Music Festival July 2013, Boston MA I was standing in the middle of City Hall Plaza on a sweltering July evening at the Outside the Box music festival. Never having seen David Wax Museum play before, I was unsure of what to expect. Before we left, my husband […] more »


Photos that ROCK! Barnstar!

Barnstar! at the Outside the Box Festival July 15, 2013- Boston, MA C’mon! Besides being the name of their album, this is a phrase that you can often hear bassist Zack Hickman holler during a rollicking bluegrass solo. And as he pointed out, their name isn’t Barnstar, it’s Barnstar! This is fitting for a band […] more »


Photos that ROCK! Session Americana

Session Americana @ The Lizard Lounge, Cambridge MA Damn, these boys know how to throw a party! I’ve only seen Session Americana in action twice, but both times I was dancing and learning what to shout out to participate as an audience member (“Beertown! Doreen!”). Whether Dinty Child was standing on a chair, Ry Cavanagh […] more »


Josh Ritter is Boston Strong


Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band House of Blues Boston, May 18 2013 It’s clear that Josh Ritter has a special place in his heart for Boston. This was a hometown show for band members Zack Hickman, Austin Nevins, and Sam Kassirer. Ritter brought his A-game and gave the Boston fans a lot to […] more »


Josh Ritter: The Beast In Its Tracks

There’s a new Josh Ritter in town. No more “Bright smiles and dark eyes” and “I’ll be the one to drive you back home, Kathleen.” Now there are lyrics like these: “Nightmares have their dreams as well, / when they sleep they go to hell / and they drink their fill on lakes of blood… […] more »


Photos that ROCK! Best of 2012

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Photos that ROCK! Best of 2012 I am crazy lucky that I get to show up at concerts and take photos of musicians. Here are some of my favorite shoots from 2012, all around Boston. Happy new year! Love Canon @ Club Passim, January 2012 (See my review of their second album here) Mojo Kick […] more »


Love Canon 80′s Bluegrass: Greatest Hits Volume 2

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Let me start out by saying that I played the crap out of the first Love Canon album, so I was pretty excited when I heard that Volume 2 was coming. It’s the perfect thing to put on in any social situation- everyone knows and loves 80′s songs. Every time I told a friend what […] more »


Photos that ROCK! Amanda Shires


Amanda Shires The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT: April 2012 Post by Suzanne D. McMahon (Suzanne Davis Photography) There aren’t many musicians that I would drive 2 hours each way on a Friday night to see (especially since my alarm goes off at 5:30am every morning!). When I saw that Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell were […] more »


Photos that ROCK! Gillian Welch & David Rawlings


Gillian Welch & David Rawlings The Music Hall, Portsmouth NH: December 2011 Post by Suzanne D. McMahon (Suzanne Davis Photography) It’s hard for me to begin trying to describe in words what this experience was like for me. I have been listening to Gill & Dave’s music for a long time and it has brought […] more »


Photos that ROCK! Levon Helm Tribute


IN TRIBUTE TO LEVON HELM: MAY 1940- April 2012 Levon Helm Band Life is Good Music Festival in Canton, MA: September 2011 Post by Suzanne D. McMahon (Suzanne Davis Photography)  I feel so incredibly lucky that I had the opportunity to photograph Levon Helm at the Life is Good music festival last year. It was […] more »


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