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Fresh Blues – watch videos now!

Posted on Nov 30, 2013

Fresh Blues – watch videos now!

Watch videos from the Fresh Blues show at Red Star Union hosted and curated by Peter Parcek with Big Jon Short, Tokyo Tramps and Ten Foot Polecats. Click the link below: Fresh Blues – videos from Red Star...

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Boston Globe – Giving kids the blues in Worcester

Posted on Nov 29, 2013

Boston Globe – Giving kids the blues in Worcester

Hands-on program offers students a musical history lesson By Scott McLennan |  Globe Correspondent  MARCH 28, 2013     WORCESTER ­— The fifth-grade students at City View Discovery School working with teacher Jon Short don’t sit at desks or have notebooks and pencils at the ready. Instead, they have acoustic guitars in their laps and copper slides on their fingers. And Short, who is also a skilled performer of hill country and delta blues, was likewise messing with the norm. He started strumming Robert Johnson’s “Walking Blues” on his guitar, but instead of singing the familiar...

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Opening reception at Worcester Art Museum

Posted on Sep 6, 2013

Opening reception at Worcester Art Museum

To see a photo gallery of this event, click here. A reinstallation of the Worcester Art Museum’s paintings from the 16th-18th centuries provides a new look at Old Masters. This exhibition celebrates a major acquisition by Paolo Veronese. Join us as we celebrate the Baroque with live performances by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, Radius Ensemble, Brown University’s The Higher Keys, Clark University’s The Clark Bars, the Music Worcester Chorus, the Whitinsville Strings, and Baroque violinists Nelva Lagerwey and Bonnie Aher. Cash bar. Food trucks will line Lancaster Street...

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stART on the Street

Posted on Sep 4, 2013

stART on the Street

stART on the Street is central Massachusetts’ largest art, music and performance festival. Come shop handmade with over 200+ artists and crafters, and watch as artists create unique works right on the street. We provide many free art activities for children and families, and have a food court with various food vendors, including vegan options. Music and performances at stART are diverse and right on the street, allowing you to really become a part of the acts! The festival is FREE!  Come explore all we have to offer.  ...

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First Fridays: Downtown Putnam, CT!

Posted on Jun 24, 2013

First Fridays: Downtown Putnam, CT!

Big Jon Short one-man band performance on Main Street in Downtown Putnam, CT! First Fridays remains committed to showcasing regional artists of all types, working in all media, as well as musicians and performers of all genres. We are working to create monthly events that are each unique and surprising. We hope that when you come to First Fridays, you’ll see something you’ve never seen before and be exposed to art you never knew existed. http://www.putnambusiness.org/first-fridays/program/...

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Fresh Blues

Posted on May 21, 2013

Fresh Blues

Join us for a night of finger picking, foot stomping, homegrown blues curated by award-winning blues guitarist Peter Parcek. Each band is putting a fresh spin on the tried and true blues tradition. Like Tokyo Tramps, hailing from the Land of the Rising Run, who first came to Louisiana to find the heart of American Rock and Delta Blues. Boston Trio, Ten Foot Polecats, bring their own flair to roots music that is best described as punk-blues and gutbucket soul. Semi-finalist at the 2008 & 2010 International Blues Challenge, Big Jon Short, rounds out the night with his “high flyin’ acoustic...

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