When you combine good music with a good cause, a good time is sure to follow. Such is the case when the legendary Roomful of Blues performs a benefit concert for the Windham High School Music Department on Friday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m., at the high school, 64 London Bridge Road, Windham, N.Y. Tickets are available now at $25 for adults, $15 for students at www.windhammusicalarts.org.
Given the breadth and depth of his work, first with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers and later as a solo artist, it's kind of shocking to realize that Michael McDonald is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But for many folks, the Hall of Fame is considered a popularity contest (with an audience really of one, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner) so perhaps it doesn't matter. After all, we still get to enjoy the catalog of great work McDonald has produced over the years.
LOWELL -- Though the Lowell Folk Festival took place a few weeks ago, it's hard not to think of it when you hear of this weekend's Lowell Summer Music Series concert at Boarding House Park. Brian O'Donovan's A Celtic Sojourn Roots and Branches Festival, which takes place on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., features traditional and contemporary artists from around the world of Celtic music.
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