Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Thundercat… Oh My!

Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Thundercat… Oh My!

Jun 21, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

Michael McDonald, a popular singer in the 70’s and 80’s, has been enlisted to by Thundercat for a new single called “Show You The Way.” Thundercat is a singer-bassist who is known for crossing many musical genres. He has played in punk band Suicidal Tendencies, and also released his own funk/fusion inspired solo albums. The first song off Thundercat’s new album Drunk, due out in February features both Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Hunter Hayes

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hunter Hayes

Jun 19, 2017

What a great start to Summer 2017! Hunter Hayes kicked off the South Shore Music Circus’ season with a fantastic show on Saturday night. The country sensation brought the house down with a set that included fan favorites, smash hits, and an incredibly fun cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”… as well as a brand new, not yet released song! If you weren’t lucky enough to see this amazing show (or you just want to re-live this unforgettable night),

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Music Connects Us All

Music Connects Us All

Jun 15, 2017

Music touches the lives of every person.  While not everyone is a music enthusiast, we all have aspects of our lives where music is involved.  Even some of people who are hearing impaired can feel vibrations when music is played around them.  Music is powerful.

The definition of music is: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

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Kenny G: Superhuman Saxophonist…?

Kenny G: Superhuman Saxophonist…?

Jun 6, 2017

Breathing is essential to sustaining life. The simple explanation is we inhale in order to intake oxygen, and exhale to expel carbon dioxide. People breathe many times a day, most of the time without even thinking about it. It’s an unconscious action, inhale…, exhale…, repeat. Two separate activities, together but always separate.

But jazz brass/woodwind extraordinaire (and possible superhuman) Kenny G can do both at the same time. In fact, in 1997 he used his superhuman abilities to set the Guinness World Record of longest note held on a saxophone.

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Three Dog Night & America: Classic Rock and Life’s Big Questions

Three Dog Night & America: Classic Rock and Life’s Big Questions

May 31, 2017

Written by: Evan Frye

There are universal questions that have stumped man for centuries. Why are we here? What is our purpose in life? Who was Jeramiah the Bullfrog? (Songwriter Hoyt Axton has the answer!) And why if you’re riding on a horse through the desert wouldn’t you just give him a name? (America band member Dewey Bunnell can tell you why).

Fear not,

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The Beach Boys: Legends and Innovators in an Intimate Setting

The Beach Boys: Legends and Innovators in an Intimate Setting

May 16, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

The Beach Boys are one of the most influential and innovative bands of all time, whether you realize it or not. Yes, they played “Fun, Fun, Fun” songs about California’s surfing scene, helping cement it into popular culture of the time. But, in the studio, The Beach Boys were production and recording groundbreakers. Likened to Phil Spector’s production genius, their critically acclaimed album Pet Sounds was listed as number 2 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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Country Stars Show Country’s Military Families Some Love

Country Stars Show Country’s Military Families Some Love

Apr 17, 2017

by Cassie Sullivan

When you think of patriotism, you likely think of “Americana”- the flags and countryside and down-home cooking.  Well where do you see lots of that décor represented in the USA? In country music!

Country musicians have the spirit of showing their love of God, Home, Country and Family.  Among these musicians, you also find lots of care for military personnel who defend the country, and their families whom they have to leave behind. 

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Warming Up Under the Tent with some Country

Warming Up Under the Tent with some Country

Mar 8, 2017

By CAV (SSMC)

As spring prepares to make its entrance in New England, so does country music at The Cape Cod Melody Tent and The South Shore Music Circus.  This season we have Hunter Hayes returning at both venues (CCMT on June 16th and SSMC on June 17th) with new music just released.  Then in July, first-time guest, Phil Vassar, will be at the Melody Tent to rock the stage!  After co-writing songs with a number of famous country vocalists,

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Throwback Thursday…On this Day…

Throwback Thursday…On this Day…

Feb 16, 2017

Lots happened on this day in music history…

1935: Sonny Bono is born in Detroit. He finds success as a producer and record executive before marrying Cher, with whom he forms the duo Sonny & Cher. He is elected to Congress in California, where he serves until the time of his death.

The 6.5 Special, Britain’s first pop music program, debuts on the BBC; the year is 1957.

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2017 Season-More Shows Added

2017 Season-More Shows Added

Feb 13, 2017

COHASSET, Mass. February 13, 2017– The South Shore Music Circus just announced more shows for the rapidly-approaching season.  Hunter Hayes will be there this summer for the first time, with newly-released songs.  Also added to the lineup are the family favorite, Kaleidoscope Theater with several children’s shows and An Evening with the Fab Four for all the Beatles fans. With the list of shows growing and the word getting out, the time to purchase tickets is now. 

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