A Fan’s Notes

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Music, Reissue Reviews

A Fan’s Notes: Bob Dylan, “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11”

The legendary sessions finally get a complete release...

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A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2014

The Newport Jazz Festival celebrated 60 years in grand style...

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A Fan’s Notes: The Bob Gaudio Interview

Win an amazing Four Seasons prize package!...

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A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2014

Exhilarating. Emotional. Exhausting. The 2014 Newport Folk Festival....

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A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Shelby Lynne, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 5/31/14

Shelby Lynne gave another powerful performance in MA...

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A Fan’s Notes: The Hold Steady, the Met, Pawtucket, RI, 4/12/14

The Hold Steady held forth in RI last week...

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A Fan’s Notes: Richard Shindell, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 3/14/14

Singer/songwriter Richard Shindell appeared recently in Massachusetts...

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide, A Fan's Notes, Holiday Gift Guides, Music

A Fan’s Notes: 2013 Holiday Gift Ideas

Ken Shane's annual Holiday Gift Guide...

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A Fan’s Notes: Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, Wang Theatre, Boston, 10/9/13

Two music legends unite in a remarkable collaboration...

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A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2013

Another successful year for the festival, but questions remain...

Graham Parker & the Rumour

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A Fan’s Notes: Graham Parker & the Rumour, the Met Cafe, Pawtucket, RI, 4/16/13

The years fell away as Graham Parker & the Rumour stunned a RI crowd...

Los Lobos

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A Fan’s Notes: Los Lobos, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 4/10/13

Working without a set list Los Lobos just let it rip in Fall River...

Amy Helm

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A Fan’s Notes: Amy Helm, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, 3/23/13

Amy Helm and her first-rate band had a big night in Fall River...

Charlie Haden & Hank Jones

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A Fan’s Notes: Favorite Albums of 2012

Ken Shane's favorite albums of the year...

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A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2012 — Opening Night

New Orleans came to Newport for opening night of this year's Jazz Festival...

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A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2012

Newport Folk Festival 2012 was highly anticipated, and did not disappoint....

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A Fan’s Notes: Levon Helm

Ken Shane pays tribute to the great Levon Helm....

A Fan's Notes, Blu-ray Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Peter Gabriel: New Blood — Live in London” on Blu-ray

A new setting for some classic songs makes for one of the finest concert films in recent memory....

A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Shelby Lynne, Narrows Arts Center, Fall River, MA, 3/24/12

Shelby Lynne has been out on the road promoting last year's fine album "Revelation Road." Ken Shane was there when the tour hit Fall River,...

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A Fan’s Notes: On the 50th Anniversary of the Release of “Bob Dylan”

Columbia Records released the debut album from Bob Dylan 50 years ago today. An appreciation from Ken Shane....

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A Fan’s Notes: Jellyfish, “Bellybutton” and “Spilt Milk” (Win the 180-Gram Vinyl Reissues!)

Jellyfish recorded only two albums during their brief career. Neither has ever appeared on vinyl. Now both have been reissued in splendid...

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A Fan’s Notes: Alex Chilton, “Free Again: The 1970 Sessions” (Win the Exclusive Vinyl Bundle!)

In 1970 Alex Chilton was fed up with is role in the Box Tops and still a year away from Big Star. The music he made that summer was a...

A Fan's Notes, Book Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “The Beach Boys FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About America’s Band”

Jon Stebbins has penned fine books about Beach Boys Dennis Wilson, and David Marks. "The Beach Boys FAQ" aspires to be the last word on the...

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A Fan’s Notes: The Beach Boys, “The SMiLE Sessions” Webisodes, and More

To coincide with the long-awaited release of the Beach Boys SMiLE Sessions, the band has posted a new series of videos related to the...

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A Fan’s Notes: Speaking With Shelby Lynne

Last week Ken Shane had the opportunity to speak with Shelby Lynne about her new record Revelation Road, the most personal album of her...

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A Fan’s Notes: “The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975”

The acclaimed British Invasion DVD series returns with a definitive look at the Hollies, a band that did nothing less than produce hits for...

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A Fan’s Notes: Rhythm & Roots Festival, Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI

Ken Shane recently attended the Rhythm & Roots festival in RI for the first time. He reports on a day of great live music....

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A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2011

Ken Shane was back at the Newport Folk Festival this year -- but this time, he wasn't just there as a journalist....