Thursday, July 18, 2013

Live Recap of Day 6 of the Outside the Box Festival in Boston

Day 6 of the Outside the Box Festival in Boston was the strongest day yet for great music and arts events. The good news is that Friday is just the start of a tremendous weekend of music and arts at the Outside the Box Festival in Boston.

Here are just a few of the music highlights of Day 6.

Hundreds of people Danced, bobbed their heads to the music and got in to some Boom Boom clappin’ with the ever popular Shea Rose at City Hall Plaza this afternoon.

The team at the Boston Music Coalition could not escape the infectious sound of Shea Rose’s band and her great voice that never needs to command attention but instead, absorbs your attention from anything you may be doing. Proof of that is how crowds of people passing by seemed to stop, look up and move closer to the stage. Or, start moving to dance right where they were standing.

Shea Rose performs a diverse joke box of original songs and a hot cover by the B52s, “Dance This Mess Around” the title track of her new EP to be released this Fall.

We interviewed Shea Rose immediately after her performance.

BMC: (Boston Music Coalition) Good to see and hear your performance today

Shea Rose: Performing at the Outside the Box Festival is a big highlight for me and the band. I like what this whole thing stands for

BMC: You seem excited about the EP. When does it come out?

Shea Rose: It’s very exciting.  It’s called, “D.T.M.A” The title track is, “Dance This Mess Around”. It’s our cover track for the EP that comes out this Fall.

BMC: Relating to music; tell us something no one knows about you and music.

Shea Rose: Hmm, I’d say… I have a secret interest to strip down musically and perform acoustic songs I wrote. I’d like it to be like Joni Mitchell.

At the end of the interview, Shea Rose thanked the Boston Music Coalition for the interview.

Later that evening, Country music could ne heard throughout the Boston Common emulating from the Beacon Stage. Country Stars shined with performances by, McAlister Drive, The Frontmen of Country Music and Platinum artist, Bryan White.

We sat down and talked with Bryan white after his show.

BMC (Boston Music Coalition): That was a great show.

Bryan White: Thank you. I love being here in Boston.

BMC where do you go next?

Bryan white: Atlanta

BMC: To catch a Braves game?

Bryan White: Oh I wish … that would be nice. No, I’ll be performing out there.

BMC: Let’s talk about Country Music. How do you see Country music received in different parts of the US or where ever you tour?

Bryan White: The following for Country music is everywhere. People love it where ever I go...

BMC: I’ve noticed that Country music videos tell better stories in three minutes at times than a two hour movie.

Bryan White: Country music tells great stories. It’s the music that heals.

BMC: While you are a Country artist; have you ever thought about secretly getting in to a studio and making a record in a different genre under a different name?

Bryan White: Oh, that would be no secret. I would love to perform in front of some horns. I’d love to do some blue eyed soul or Jazz standards in front of a brass band.

BMC: What s next for you?

Bryan White: The release of my second independent album, “Shine” in the late Fall.

BMC: Is doing an independent album challenging?

Bryan White: It is more challenging. You have to drive the ship and get your own marketing people and everything. But ... It’s way more rewarding!

BMC: For any artist working on an independent album; what are the pitfalls to watch out for?

Bryan White: Learn from your bad decisions and especially for young artists, pay attention to your contracts.

We thank Bryan white for his informative interview and wish him success with his Fall release of his independent album, “Shine”.
Editors Note: Inside the Box had an acappella contest and the winner, Kristen Merlin, got to perform with Bryan White. While we were back stage we asked Kristen Merlin how it felt to win and how it all happened. We’ll provide you with our complete interview with Kristen Merlin on Monday.

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