These fantastic bands played the main stage at the inaugural Do Good Fest 2014
Eric Hutchinson has received acclaim as a pianist, songwriter, and performer. He has been called “one of the most talented singer-songwriters that Boston has to offer,” with comparisons to Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, Cat Stevens, Billy Joel and The Beatles. Journalist James Campion calls Hutchinson “a major talent with nary a trace of pretension” and “a sure thing.”Hutchinson’s music is a combination of rock, folk pop, and powerpop. It has been called “intelligent pop” with “painstakingly placed lyrics, brimming with sarcasm and wit,” and “sunshine pop” with “feel-good playfulness” and a “plucky demeanor.”
Patrick Fitzimmons Trio has just released “Hope Is”, his sixth CD and first on Malletts Bay Records. The title is directly inspired by the Emily Dickinson poem, “Hope Is the Thing With Feathers” but the album’s emotional content is grounded in powerful real life events. This CD is the Vermont based songwriter’s definitive statement after a victorious battle with cancer. Fitzsimmons started working on the songs for “Hope Is” back in the winter of 2011. Creatively blocked, he forced himself to write a song per day for a week via Skype for his west-coast girlfriend, calling them “Skype Dates”. The songs found their way to the album. The buoyant drive of the album marks a compositional breakthrough for the critically acclaimed songwriter who has been called “one of the most captivating songwriters around today” by Relix Magazine. John Platt of WFUV radio said, “Patrick has such a melodic gift and crystal clear voice…a singer-songwriter of the first rank.”
Gordon Stone Band is a Vermont-based, world-traveling band that combines bluegrass and jazz with African, world beat, and funk… in tunes ranging from laid back grooves to high energy musical excursions. The music that comes from Gordon Stone’s imagination is simply uplifting. With Gordon on pedal steel and banjo, backed by drums and bass, you’ll hear everything from mesmerizing banjo exotica to kick-up-your-boots barn dance numbers, to genre bending audio alchemy, with each new piece sweeter than the last.
PauDulabaum consists of Gary Dulabaum and Rebecca Padula, who are multi-instrumentalists and singers. They perform music that is truly fun for everyone, from rock to jazz to twangy country and gospel. PaDulabaum came together in early 2013 to enthusiastically explore their love of great songs, no matter the genre. From standard jazz tunes, country songs loaded with twang, to ole time gospel tunes that will make you want to believe, blues tunes that make it feel good to feel bad, and rock tunes that just plain rock.
Pale Cowboy is a five-person indie rock band from Northampton, MA. Rooted in early rock ‘n’ roll and country western, they combine evocative melodies and rich harmonies while exploring new possibilities within popular song. Pale Cowboy’s modern approach to Americana and classic pop styles refreshes the brightest parts of the past with an edge and playfulness unique to the present.