"His songs are poignant and his delivery is sincere. " John Colvert starts up the night. Tonight feels like a lazy summer evening, but John and his band waste no time diving right into their set which is heavily dosed with Americana and folk influences. His songs are poignant and his delivery is sincere. He’s backed by a great band that features Noel Coakley, a prominent member of the New England Americana scene and a new comer on drums, Rick Cranford. Rick is a transplant from Seattle, WA who recently relocated to Massachusetts and holds his own quite nicely up to this stellar line up of musicians. John Colvert and crew set the stage and raise the bar high; it’s going to be a great night. - Kier Byrnes
"...the emotion behind his music is barely contained within his frame, telling all in the audience that there’s a story behind his singing, and he’s here to share it with all of us."
"...introspective songwriting accompanied tastefully by banjo, lap steel, harmonica and other instrumentation..."
“Adam Ezra kicked off the Fifth of July festivities by introducing opener John Colvert, who took fans on a roller-coaster ride with his half-hour opening set. Colvert began the set with slow, melodious songs, including “As Is” and “Static,” then moved into a faster mix of country and folk, and closed the set with a stirring rendition of “The Great Brighton Fire.” Ezra joined Colvert on stage, not only during Colvert’s cover of the Band’s “The Weight,” but also to handle washboard duties during the performance. - Daniel Kobialka ”