Sounds Like: Elvis Costello, Faces/Rod Srewart, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Jason Falkner
Steve Caraway is a colorful local artist, whose notoriety comes from working with these local bands. Secret Service, Radio Patrol, Funbucket and Sherman and The Waybacks, makes him a prominent player in the Boston music scene. Caraways’ experience covers the spectrum from live intimate sett...See Full Bio
““Big Star” -a remembrance of Alex Chilton, has more than its moments. Immediately in the running for the song of the year, this ridiculously beautiful track earns its name, from the opening jingle jangle guitar to a bridge that swarms “we had a long cold December, it seems like forever since I heard ‘September Girls’” -the song sounds like Big Star but it doesn’t, and the deep loss, something Caraway writes about very well on “Home Fires” as well, digs under your skin. A true tribute and the albums best moment. But not the only great moment. “Prospect And Washington” isn’t just a fine folk song, it points to the way the details make the song, the backing vocals here are such an extreme evocation and the run on words leading to the title almost hurries up your ears. Plus the instrumental break is pure melody. A truly great song, flipped later on the haunting and troubling “Quanah Parker’s Band” story of a Native American, told with unflinching integrity”
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Q: heard the catch 22 gig is caput...should I delist it on openmikes.org?
A: yup, all done.
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