McFerrin’s vocal virtuosity is still a jaw-dropping wonder. He and his a cappella ensemble Voicestra run a gamut of groove iIn “Circlesongs,” including call-and-response with the audience.
The idiosyncratic urban folk band (formerly the solo project of singer-songwriter Zach Condon) promotes its Italian-influenced album, “Gallipoli.”
ROBBIE FULKS AND LINDA GAIL LEWIS
The Chicago folk icon joins Jerry Lee Lewis’ powerhouse little sister, with whom he recorded last year’s critically acclaimed “Wild! Wild! Wild!”
(Old Town School of Folk Music)
The latest Cape Verdean singer to hit the spotlight has a smooth, summer-soaked voice that defrosts even the most frigidly February mood.
The Boston-based Americana trio deliver an homage to the Carter Family and their own elegant playing and bewitching harmonies.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.