Vineyard's Got Talent, but Musicians Say Off-Island Mix Essential

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 on Sale for Rosanne Cash Benefit Concert

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.

Musical Evening at Pathways

Local musicians are highlighted as Pathways Projects Institutes offers a night of music beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at its gathering space at the Chilmark Tavern.

Rosanne Cash to Play Summer Benefit for Gay Head Light

The country music legend will come to the Vineyard this summer to play a benefit concert on July 1. Flatbread will donate the venue. Planning is still in the early stages.

Woody Pines to Rock Film Center

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.

For tickets, visit mvfilmsociety.com or call 508-696-9369 for more information.

Boaz Musical Birthday Bash

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.

Music History Comes to Life Through Film Series

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.

Vineyard Inside Out: It's Always Sunny on the Ukulele Side of the Street

The ukulele (“jumping flea” in Hawaiian) is a small friendly guitar-like instrument derived from a similar instrument brought to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in the 19th century.

Mocha Mott's Perks Up Winter with Musical Blend

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.”

Shadow Puppets and Music Deck the Halls of the Capawock

It was mid-fall and local musician Adam Lipsky was feeling kind of blue. He looked around the Island and thought the possible venues for playing and listening to music felt static.

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