Lucy Kaplansky debuts stripped-down sound

Touring in support of her latest album, “Everyday Street,” her first in six years, singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky will return to the Fairfield Theatre Company on May 24, singing a mix of new and old original songs as well as fan favorite covers. Kaplansky spoke with Andrea Valluzzo about the album’s stripped-down sound and the stories behind some of her songs. … read more

Sail away with Styx

In the early ’70s, Styx became the first band to release four consecutive albums that went multi-platinum — and that’s before any of their real hits would come. The combination of the vocal stylings of original singer and power ballad icon Dennis DeYoung with the songwriting prowess of guitarist Tommy Shaw brought Styx to even greater heights in the years … read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

The New Mastersounds, May 16, 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Johnny Trma and The B3 Kings will also perform. Tickets $35. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. The Felice Brothers, May 17, 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Jonathan Rice will also perform. Tickets $25. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Filmore, May 17, 8 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic … read more

Parachute goes acoustic for FTC show

When they were in high school, the trio of Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums) and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) got together to form Parachute, a band that mixed classic pop, heartfelt rock and tuneful soul. The band released its debut album 10 years ago, debuting on the Billboard charts at No. 2, and over the past decade … read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

Ghost of Paul Revere, April 19, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Americana, folk music. Tickets: $22. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Too Many Zooz & Moon Hooch, April 19, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Mix of jazz, EDM, rock music. Tickets: $22-$25. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Robbie Gil Band, April 19, 8 p.m., Milford Arts Council, 40 … read more

Feinstein to tickle the ivories at the Playhouse

In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Michael Feinstein has recorded over 30 albums, covering such legendary songwriters as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Frank Sinatra. Feinstein’s been nominated for multiple Grammy and Emmy awards, he’s played both the White House and Buckingham Palace, and he’s considered an ambassador of the Great American Songbook. On April 17, … read more

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