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Sean M. Della Croce

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Island guitarist takes the world by storm

After performing for 1,500 hysterical fans in Zhuhai, China, Mike Kerr rushed offstage with his bandmates. FirstBourne, the Boston-based power metal group, was on...

Year in Review: Music

Though Vineyard events are more prominent in the summer, 2016 proved that the music scene on Martha’s Vineyard is strong and agile enough to...

David Stanwood’s ‘magic gloves’

When David Stanwood was just 19 years old, on a cold, wet day on New York City’s 58th Street, he wandered into a piano...

Jemima James merges old and new with double-album release

On Nov. 18, Jemima James celebrated the release of her most recent musical effort at Pathway Arts at the Chilmark Tavern, with special guests...

International talent finds foothold on Martha’s Vineyard

Fifteen years ago, Mike Kerr moved to Martha’s Vineyard with a vision so singular and earnest that it’s a wonder his life rights haven’t...

Martha’s Vineyard Songwriting Festival brings a little Nashville to the Vineyard

When Matt Casey set out to produce the first Martha’s Vineyard Songwriting Festival (MVSF), he never imagined that it would rise to the level...

Vivian Male returns for fifth annual performance

Vivian Male defies classification. A trustee emerita at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, former special assistant to U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke, and featured...

Amy Helm takes center stage

After a lifetime of playing in bands, Amy Helm has taken on the role of frontwoman. While life in the spotlight was unfamiliar at...

Dana Williams returns to the Island for an intimate performance

Singer Dana Williams, best known for her 2014 Apple Christmas commercial and her popular YouTube channel, will take the stage Friday, July 8, at...

Livingston Taylor ‘honored’ to return to Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church

When audience members file into the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Saturday, July 2, to see singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor, they can expect to...

Annie Howell’s “Silverfrost” debut is welcome in every season

Once a week, Annie Howell boards a ferry and travels across Vineyard Sound to attend harp lessons where she is trained in the classical...