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"One Longfellow Square"

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    Laney Jones and the Spirits – Sunshiny Exuberance!
    Summary: Laney Jones has an innocent persona brimming over with love for music and song, and so does her band. They opened Wednesday evening for the formidable Spuyten Duyvil, who was just as charmed by her as we were in the audience.

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    Spuyten Duyvil Give Earthy and Inspired Performance
    Summary: Spuyten Duyvil played their hearts out on Wednesday evening. If you’ve heard their new CD, The Social Music Hour Volume I, then you know the gritty sound and feeling of their music.
    [Editor's note: We are featuring both a live performance and CD review of Spuyten Duyvil.]

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    Hanneke Cassel - Live at One Longfellow Square
    Summary: A big crowd showed up Wednesday evening to hear Hanneke Cassel. Hanneke, who looks like a Nordic goddess, took the stage flanked by the hardy-looking Christopher Lewis on guitar, and the extraordinary Mike Block on cello, who is by the way, Hanneke’s husband.

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    Inanna Sisters In Rhythm - One Love, One Heart - Winter Solstice Concert
    Summary: On December 21st, Peter and I went to see Inanna Sisters in Rhythm’s “One Love, One Heart” Winter Solstice Celebration - our third time seeing them at One Longfellow Square. My, my, my they get better with age. What a group of gorgeous, talented women!

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    Mary Fahl is a Diamond in the Sky of Song
    Summary: ... She has a voice for the ages. She’s not a placid, sing-songy, half-way kind of person. She engages her whole being with her voice, and pours the passion into it. She throws her head back and becomes a column of light. ...

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    Jason Anick and Friends Conjure Musical Alchemy
    Summary: They started out with a Django Reinhardt tune. I closed my eyes and I felt the stresses of the day fall away. These guys were so good, I relaxed into their excellence.

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    Dar Williams and Kat Goldman - Musical Women of Depth
    Summary: I find myself frequently saying, “That was the best concert I’ve ever been to” – and I mean it every time I say it. So I say it again! Why was it the best concert, you might wonder?

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    Powerful Collaboration by Sorcha and the Clearing
    Summary: Sorcha and the Clearing took the stage after a fine performance by opening act, Rusty Belle. Sorcha is well-known in Portland for her diverse musical ability and great voice. Although she has played a lot of roots music, this five member band expressed more of her hard driving sound.

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    Rusty Belle Takes Us By Surprise
    Summary: The sidewalks were frozen and everything had the pallor of a winter night as I arrived for this event. There was a nice crowd gathering, carrying their pints of Funky Bow Oatmeal Stout to their seats. Rusty Belle arrived just before 8 o’clock.

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    2013 Yulegrass is a Musical Christmas Present
    Summary: The beautiful and talented Portland fiddle player and vocalist, Lauren Rioux, gathered a marvelous cadre of musicians for this year’s Yulegrass lineup. Included were world-famous banjo master, Tony Trischka, award winning, flatpicking guitarist and singer, Scott Law, the bouncy and joyous Amanda Kowalski on stand-up bass, and the incomparable Mike Block on cello and vocals.

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    Eilen Jewell is Beyond Delightful
    Summary: Eilen is not only the Queen of the Minor Key, but a queen of songwriting. Her catchy, rockin’ songs have clever lyrics, and could probably lure the most introverted and demure librarian to cut loose on a table top.

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    Amy Black - Powerful and Distinctive
    Summary: Amy Black is what you could call a whole lotta woman. Bearing a slight resemblance to Trisha Yearwood, she opened for Eilen Jewell, all bright and brassy, with an acoustic guitar and a voice that could fill church rafters.

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    Enthralling Performance by Ameranouche
    Summary: Peter and I had just finished a long, hard day and found ourselves closing our eyes and flying off into a string-induced dream-scape. The more they played, the more united, joyful and intuitive they became.

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    Winterbloom, Fragrant and Fair
    Summary: From their opening notes, and their body language, I could see they have unique musical styles that are joined together with love and humility to create the miracle of Winterbloom. Where should I begin? First, each one of them is beautiful.

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    Lucy Kaplansky Shares Big Heart and Great Songs
    Summary: I realized that her songs are not “one time listens”. They are poetry, and they contain messages within messages, like Matryoshka Russian Dolls.

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    Rachel Ries, Sweet Opening for Anais Mitchell
    Summary: She had an atmosphere of purity that evoked a feeling of the prairie grass and the plains, the bitter winters and broad summer sun. She shone as she spoke and sang, and looked trustworthy.

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    Outstanding Performance by Anais Mitchell and the Young Man Band
    Summary: It astounds me how some folks that are tiny in stature can have such immense presence. Ms. Mitchell is a petite little fireball, confident as Annie Oakley, taking aim with her guitar.

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    Fishtank Ensemble Provides Peerless Performance!
    Summary: This band is an amalgamation of individuals who steeped themselves in various genres, and like a fine restaurant, have a musical kitchen stocked with rare wines, exotic spices, tempting delicacies, and feasts for the ears.

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    Fish and Bird Warble and Make a Splash
    Summary: Fish and Bird’s songs were not predictable or ordinary by any means. Similarly to Joy Kills Sorrow, they look like a bluegrass or traditional folk band at first glance, but their style is more of a fusion of genres.

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    Joy Kills Sorrow - and They Do!
    Summary: The band was comprised of award winning musicians, each one a stand-alone genius in their own right. The musical upshot was dazzling.

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