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"Music’s ‘Man of Steel’ plays Payomet"

CAPE COD TIMES - Robert Randolph & the Family Band

by Joe Burns - August, 30, 2019

On a tree-shaded side street, in Orange, N.J., stands a small brick building, home to the House of God Church. It was there that Robert Randolph learned the Gospel and the steel guitar.

Randolph and his Family Band, who perform at the Payomet Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 7, honed their skills in church and that gospel sound permeates their music today, as evidenced in the band’s performance and in its recently released CD, “Brighter Days.”

Peter Wolf Cape Cod Times Feature

Legendary singer has the blues, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Having first ascended to the highest rung of the pop music ladder decades ago, Peter Wolf is in a unique position to reflect on how much the music industry has changed over the years.

Peter Wolf 'Early Boston Days' Boston Globe Feature

The first night Peter Wolf arrived in Boston, he slept at a YMCA. The second night, penniless, he slept on the banks of the Charles River. “The third night, it was going to rain. I was in the hallway, hoping to find somebody who could maybe put me up,” says Wolf, 73. “I bumped into this guy who was looking for a roommate. And that guy turned out to be David Lynch.”

Guitar PIcks and Drumsticks

We just found these around the tent, left over from our BIG weekend that started out with a heartpounding show by Blue Öyster Cult and finished with the return of The Zombies...really.

"Blues master Mahal plays from the heart" at Payomet

NORTH TRURO – Taj Mahal is a musician as open-hearted and open-minded as we wish the world to be. The blues master and his quartet, plus one gifted guest, played a rich gumbo of music to a full Payomet Monday evening crowd.

With heat lightning in the sky, and a tornado warning in the air, the audience was treated to a rollicking show of country blues, Chicago blues, Hawaiian, Calypso, West African and rhythm and blues.

Cape Cod Times - Season Kick off for Payomet

Payomet Performing Arts Center in North Truro will gets its warm-weather (we hope) season rolling this weekend with Irish singer Karan Casey performing Saturday night at the Elks Music Hall in Eastham. The legendary Judy Collins will take the stage Sunday night at the Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, then folk-pop string band Twisted Pine will play May 31 at Wellfleet Preservation Hall (both shows co-presented by Cotuit Center for the Arts)