Some great advice from Westerly’s pride, the international touring act Roomful of Blues. In 50-years, the band has grown and evolved, but they still keep comin’ back home to play for the kids they grew up with. Continue reading “Just Keep On Rockin’ – Roomful of Blues at Westerly Town Beach (Music Video)”
July 24, 2021
Westerly, RI Continue reading “Saturday Night at the Knickerbocker; The Chris Leigh Band – C.C. Rider! (Music Video)”
It was a great show once again by Sugar, this time for a beach concert in Groton, Connecticut. This is a very popular annual event that draws barefoot dancers, lots of little kids … and beach balls are everywhere!
I’ve got a few more from this show, which I’ll post soon. The audio suffered from my getting too close to the fire, so to speak, as I was only outfitted with a camera that fits in my pocket! Continue reading “Three Little Birds – Sugar Featuring Izzy Malek On The Beach (Music Video)”
She’s Scottish … vicious, vivacious, sexy, cute and sublime, all at the same time. The music is nothing short of breathtaking.
She uses loopers, bangs on her guitar for percussion and performs before enormous crowds, often with an acoustic guitar, keeping the composition very clean. She’s an outstanding entertainer!
While practicing tonight I ran into this live performance by KT Tunstall. I hope you enjoy it as much Continue reading “KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See (Live Music Video and E-Z Chords)”
It’s a Music Video!
Heartache Heard Round the World – Mark Urso
Featuring Brandon Raimondo, guitar, and Brandon Lanphear, percussion. Recorded Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at River Song! Continue reading “Heartache Heard Round the World – Mark Urso Band (Music Video)”
Here’s a cover of “I Should be Laughing” written by Patty Smyth and Glen Burtnik. Recorded Monday, June 28, 2021 at River Song Music. Continue reading “I Should Be Laughing, Mark Urso (Video)”
Grateful Dead Cover Time
Practice session 6/27/21,
Mark Urso with Brandon Raimondo on guitar, and Brandon Lanphear doing percussion, performing “He’s Gone” at River Song Music.
Just Press Play!
We’re getting ready for a gig in downtown Norwich this Friday, July 2nd. Brandon L. will be playing percussion with me while Brandon R. does some amazing glass-blowing art right on the side of the street!
Here’s Brandon last time at the Continue reading “He’s Gone (Audio) – Mark Urso w Band”
Today’s entertainment comes with no doctor’s warning, though your consumption of Sugar is guaranteed to increase dramatically. Thanks for joining me for a very sweet article. It’s all about two videos of the band Sugar, performing in North Stonington and Mystic, Ct.!
The first video is from the archives, from 2019’s North Stonington Agricultural Fair, where Sugar took us on a ride that pleasantly lasted until the sun went down. Marcy Kelly is joined by Natalia Rosso.
The second video is also Sugar, with Marcy and Rickie Louise Miller doing lead vocals, from this year, June 5, 2021 at the Mystic Seaport Museum grounds, where I was able to fly all the way across an enormous field using my handheld gimbal video camera. I walked at least a couple hundred feet; it’s a great flyover! And the crowd was friendly and fun; Continue reading “Sugar Band Dance Party (Music Video)”
Before we dive in to this quick lesson in how to properly attack your audience (to create excitement and obtain the coveted big applause at the end), a two-minute excursion into the best part of the 1990’s, I have two observations I’d like to share. Then the video … (maybe a couple …)
1. This is just like Boston punk rock from when I was in college in the 1980’s, and I hope it’s as much fun for you to discover today as it was for me back then! This is the industrial evolution of the bands I was recently enjoying on my original vinyl record “Beserkley Chartbusters, Volume 1,” which I remember like yesterday buying in Chestnut Hill, MA, a record that would become a collectible masterpiece, a basket of some of the most offbeat oddballs who somehow graced the radio waves but you’ve still never heard of.
This song, the original “Lump” (1995) by the band “The Presidents Continue reading “Lump – 20th Century Kids (Music Video)”
New Sugar footage!
This is from this past weekend at the Mystic Seaport. Continue reading “Don’t Start Now, Sugar (Music Video)”
An outstanding rendition of Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” performed by some of the region’s most talented musicians, featuring Rickie Louise Miller on vocal, with Marcy Kelly and Sugar, the band that fills the dance floor, every time, on the first note.
This footage is essentially unedited. The camera guy did good, and didn’t need to splice his way to a smooth and enjoyable experience. All I did was some color correction; shot with a single camera, no splices. There was a great turnout for the outdoor show at the Mystic Seaport, and as happens sometimes, Marcy let Rickie take the wheel for much of the show; Marcy manages the band but it’s a two-girl show with three girls sharing the duties, which, in my opinion, has led to some endlessly fascinating combinations of style and personality, and a hugely wide basket of tunes. And when Marcy lets go of the reins, she has lots of time to dance! Just watch! 🙂
A top-notch rendition of Ava Max’s “Kings & Queens,” live by Sugar in Mystic, CT. Recorded Saturday, June 6, 2021 by Mark Urso for River Song Music. Continue reading “Sugar – Kings & Queens (Music Video)”
Live Music Video, 2021
Sugar, featuring Marcy Kelly and Rickie Louise Miller on lead vocals, live at the Mystic Seaport Museum, Saturday, June 5, 2021 Continue reading “Sugar Band, Mystic CT, Levitating”
Live at the Phoenix in Pawcatuck, CT, 5/2/21 Continue reading “Electric Feel – 20th Century Kids”