Spotted Tiger Sep09

Spotted Tiger

Led by violist Laurence Scudder and Erik White on guitar, Spotted Tiger is rounded out by a malleable all-star combination of Boston area musicians. Playing an inspiring variety of original music and hand-picked covers from an array of genres, this band is on the move. Spotted Tiger –...

Tall Heights Apr07

Tall Heights

In a piece so fittingly named “Field of Snow”, we are captivated by the honest, almost untouched purity of Tall Heights music. Tim and Paul transport the listener to a place calm and unique. Away from a world doused in neon and page clicks, they urge the journey within. In...

Bronze Radio Return Mar20

Bronze Radio Return

We love supporting hard-working musicians just like Bronze Radio Return. Most of the year you’ll find this rootsie-pop group on the road touring across the states or in the studio working on new albums. This CT-based group is making great music that reaches a lot of new fans every day....

Brooklyn Sugar Company Feb18

Brooklyn Sugar Compa...

“Sometimes you find the light…and sometimes the light finds you.” -Unknown Despite the snow outside… the Brooklyn Sugar Company sings of sun. Wrapped in light and the reflection of night, this extremely talented band of multi-instrumentalists brilliantly harmonizes...

SHEL Jan16

SHEL

To learn more about SHEL go to – http://shelmusic.com It was one of those random scrolls through Facebook when I saw a post saying that a band called ‘SHEL’ will be playing in Boston the following week. Usually, since I see so many of these ads on my news feed I hardly ever...

Della Mae Nov27

Della Mae

Some bands have the sounds and others have the looks, it’s rare though to see a band that has it all. Della Mae, a group of five fine young ladies with the full package of talent, charisma, and showmanship. Bluegrass roots music is one of the more technical musics to play and these...

Ruby Rose Fox Nov07

Ruby Rose Fox

With a name like Ruby Rose Fox, we had to stay a little longer to at least catch her act. Ruby was one of the 20+ musicians who played at the Lizard Lounge’s open mic challenge main event. Among the amazing talents we got to hear that night, this lady truly left us shocked. A day later,...

Poor Old Shine Oct21

Poor Old Shine

Take the energy of young musicians and put it on a tree, then add an audio recorder and a couple of DSLR cameras and you got yourself a pretty interesting scene! Poor Old Shine had shown us that everything is possible… Even playing music while most of the band is sitting on a branch of...

Pat McCann Oct09

Pat McCann

ALWAYS FRESHHH…. Pat McCann is a salt of the earth Boston based vocalist, pianist, and a songwriter. With an extremely rich repertoire, Pat always find the way to bring his unique flavor and soul to each one of his songs and truly own them. With such variety it’s impossible to pin...

Isaiah Oct02

Isaiah

Inspired by the words of the greatest American songwriters and the guitar playing of the Greek tavern, Isaiah is a Tel-Aviv, Israel based project lead by guitarist/vocalist Tomer Yeshayahu. (Yeshayahu is the Hebrew name for Isaiah) After years of working with different bands in Israel and...

Nadia Washington Sep07

Nadia Washington

When Brazilian jazz meets swampy Americana you get a beautiful hybrid of textures and sounds that will make sure that you pay close attention to the magic they create together. Nadia Washington (TX) and her steel guitar player, Dylan Day (VT) bring two different worlds from two different...

Paisley Rowland Aug04

Paisley Rowland

It started just like any other summer day– walking down the street, singing “The Thrift Shop Song” by Macklemore and updating my status to “i’m gonna pop some tags…” –when, 20 minutes later, my dear friend Paul Williams posts a comment with an...

John Hogg (Kassini) Jul12

John Hogg (Kassini)

It seems as though we caught lightning in a bottle on this one. Meet John Hogg, a mighty fine vocalist from Great Britain. His voice is electric, raw and rich, steeped heavily with the influence of bluesy roots. Formerly the front man for the critically acclaimed British rock band Moke, Hogg...

Dan Blakeslee Jun03

Dan Blakeslee

Dan Blakeslee is one of those local phenomenas in the Cambridge music scene. A man with the ability to write a great tune and come up with the coolest piece of art for his gig’s promotional posters. Anyone who knows Dan will tell you that any time you see him, he will always have the...

Hayley Sabella May10

Hayley Sabella

Hayley Sabella is a name you will soon be hearing more of. We first discovered Hayley and her unique, quirky singing and songwriting through Sarah Blacker, who had met her in Plymouth, MA. Blacker was playing a house concert and a sweet and humble Sabella attended the group dinner prior to the...

HaGrooveatron Apr18

HaGrooveatron

Traveling to new places is always fun, especially when you come across new music that represents the roots of local culture. HaGroovatron is a rootsy old-school Israeli funk band that got its start covering old Israeli songs. Their goal was to bring back the music that has been long forgotten...

Jeff Beam Feb04

Jeff Beam

Jeff Beam is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Portland Maine. he is inspired by the song writing of Elliot Smith, The Kinks, The Flaming Lips and Olivia Tremor Control. The session for Jeff’s song “Now” was set among the trees and rock of Somerville MA in Aug 2012 and...

Zach Deputy Jan15

Zach Deputy

Soulful, inspiring, joyful, rhythmic, unique… We could keep giving this guy more compliments but we’d have to create another post for the video itself. Zach Deputy’s music, a mixture of calypso and R & B soaked in funky jams, and topped with falsetto vocals, is truly...

Darlingside Dec11

Darlingside

Darlingside’s uniquely familiar sound is a blend of modern pop and old school folk. Finely crafted melodies and lyrics, as well as impressive musicianship and character intensify each of their songs. Their crisp harmonies blend so well, that it’s hard to believe that there are five...

Yermi Kaplan Nov19

Yermi Kaplan

Yermi Kaplan was born in Chicago, IL. in 1961 and moved to Israel in his early childhood. Yermi is a legend in the Israeli rock n’ roll scene. Ever since 1992, when he was the drummer for “Ta’arovet Escot” who broke out with a big hit named “My Intimate...

Caravan Of Thieves Oct23

Caravan Of Thieves

Throughout our musical journey we meet a lot of interesting bands from different places around the globe. All of the bands that we feature on our website are bands that we are excited about, and whose music inspires us. This time we are thrilled to feature a band with a driving gypsy jazz...

Cary Cooper Sep19

Cary Cooper

In July of 2012 we met Cary Cooper, a beautiful, seasoned singer-songwriter from Dallas, TX at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. She performed there as part of the ‘Emerging Artists’ of 2012. Cary caught our eyes and ears immediately and right after her set was over, we ran to the...

Joy Ike Aug02

Joy Ike

  “Singer/songwriter Joy Ike has found herself in the most unexpected of places – living and performing as a full-time touring musician. The the last few years have dealt her some interesting surprises and accomplishments…including being voted Pittsburgh City Paper’s “Best...

Jukebox the Ghost Jul27

Jukebox the Ghost

Here are Ryan’s words from the RSL Blog: A BEST OF 2012 ALBUM SELECTION – Jukebox the Ghost’s third album Safe Travels marks a period in the band’s career that’s steeped in change, both personally and professionally. Relationships dissolved and crumbled. Loved ones...

Ryan Schmidt Jun28

Ryan Schmidt

Sure-fingered, youthful, raw and passionate, Ryan Schmidtt, Boston-based singer/songwriter pays appropriate homage to The Black Keys,’ ‘Lonely Boy’ in this Big Old Big One session. Filmed at the Arnold Arboretum in the brisk winter of 2012′s February, by Ro Rowan and...

Shlomo Gronich Jun06

Shlomo Gronich

Shlomo Gronich, One of Israel’s biggest rock starts since the 70′s, perform his biggest hit “Sympathy” (Sympatyah, is how you say it in Hebrew) with the accompany of Eran Shaysh on percussion. Gronich is most widely known for composing and performing Israeli pop, folk...

Brown Bird May13

Brown Bird

In March 2012 I headed to Austin, TX to play at SXSW music festival. with the hope of catching as many live acts as possible, and capturing ‘Off Stage’ videos with them, I ran around from party to party. One the acts that left the strongest impression on me was Brown Bird. Dave on...

Brothers McCann Apr26

Brothers McCann

This episode of Big Old Big one was shot in the heart of the Cambridge/Somerville roots music scene, at one of the area’s liveliest listening rooms, Toad, in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA. Sat in a booth, just as a listener might, Mike and Pat McCann, and Erik White are joined by Shaysh,...

Air Traffic Controller Apr02

Air Traffic Controll...

In early December of 2011, Big Old Big One crew got together with the Boston-based, Poppy Americana group Air Traffic Controller to shoot and record an off-stage session. After a two hours session we ended up with three new videos by this incredible group of musicians, performing live in an un...

Barnaby Bright Mar06

Barnaby Bright

This week we are excited to introduce you to Barnaby Bright, a Brooklyn-based indie folk rock duo. We first met Becky and Nathan at ’Cafe 939′ (Berklee College of Music), moments before their recent performance. When Shaysh first heard about this dynamic duo at ‘Acoustic...