The Back Page in Lowell, MA was at near capacity on Friday night as, Boston Music Awards Singer / Songwriter of the year nominated, Sarah Blacker made her first return since August of this year. It is rare when Blacker has the whole band playing with her, but on Friday they were all there.
The newest member of Blacker’s band, Eric White, started off the night with an acoustic set. White is a former member of Brothers McCann and a welcome addition to “Presto Changeo,” the new name of Blacker’s band. White’s opening created the perfect ambiance in The Back Page for the rest of the night.
As the weekly broadcast of AM 980 WCAP’s LowellBank Night Scene his the airwaves with, Boston Music Awards Producer of the year nominated, D-Tension and one of the Boston area’s favorite music industry personalities JoeG (who has his own weekly show Droppin’ Knowledge on WMBR 88.1FM) hit the airwaves, Blacker and the band hit the stage.
Blacker and the band brought some old tunes, new tracks that will be on an upcoming EP that she is in the middle of producing, and a few covers to the stage. A live show with Blacker behind the microphone is always special, but on those occasions that the full band pulls together the night seems just that much better.
One of the new tracks that Blacker recently put together is so new it was just written in the spirit of the holiday season. This is a beautiful set of lyrics holiday spirit too. The song is aptly named “This Holiday,” but isn’t available to the general public quite yet. If you’re looking for new holiday music this is a great edition to the holiday library.
How can you get a copy? A version of “This Holiday” was recorded and made available exclusively to fans helping fund the latest EP through the pledge music web site. If you sign up and make a pledge, you not only will get the EP when it’s released, but will have access to download a digital copy of the song.
This was Blacker’s last show of the year scheduled in New Hampshire or Mass. But it was a great ending to a fantastic year for Sarah Blacker fans. Keeps an eye out on her website for shows happening in the area for 2013 or, with Blacker’s popularity, you never know if there is going to be a change to the schedule – which is more of a reason to try to keep track of her ever changing show dates.
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