Members of the Vineyard music scene are working hard to keep the scene fresh and alive. However the financial constraints of bringing off-Island bands to the Island often make it feel like an uphill battle. But the love of the music keeps them going.
Tickets have gone on sale for a July concert featuring Rosanne Cash that will benefit the Gay Head Light relocation.
Ms. Cash, a Grammy award winning artist and the daughter of musician Johnny Cash, will appear in a July 1 concert at Flatbread Company, which donated the venue for the event, according to a press release sent this week. Actor and Vineyard resident Tony Shalhoub will auction off items throughout the evening.
Martha’s Vineyard Film Society makes way for music on Thursday, Feb. 13, when Woody Pines comes to play. The band integrates sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall. And just like Mr. Guthrie, the band logs a lot of road miles, 7,800 in their van last year. Vineyarder Brad Tucker plays lead guitar and sings backup vocals.
The opening set features Jemima James and Goodnight Louise.
Boaz Kirschenbaum is turning 40 and doing it in public, with music, too, on Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. Well-wishers who will be bringing their instruments and voices to the Katharine Cornell Theatre include Daytrippers, Good Night Louise, Flying Elbows, Jellybone Rivers and Nina Violet.
The Vineyard Haven Public Library begins a six-week long film and lecture series entitled America’s Music: A History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday night Mocha Mott's in Vineyard Haven began hosting what is to be an ongoing series of musical coffeehouse events. “Long live Mocha Mott’s music!” Adam Lipsky said after playing his first set of jazz. “I hope this continues for years.”