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Michael Hamad
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EDITOR'S NOTE : Press Play is a new column profiling the underground musicians of Connecticut. If you have new music to share, send it to mhamad@courant.com .
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EDITOR'S NOTE : Press Play is a new column exploring the underground musicians of Connecticut. If you have new music to share, send it to mhamad@courant.com .
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For David Geisler, nailing George Harrison's tone came down to getting the tiniest details right, including finding the same strings used by the late Beatles guitarist.
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new column for me in @GoToCTNow, about underground CT musicians...
EDITOR'S NOTE : Press Play is a new column exploring the underground musicians of Connecticut. If you have new music to share, send it to mhamad@courant.com .
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City Winery is one of the city’s favored musical venues, but last weekend, it hosted an event of a different sort—a panel discussion featuring a trio of Ph.D.s and music writers exploring the music...
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After three hours of sleep, I woke up on Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. I was in Summit, N.J., where I was born, staying with some friends after a night in New York City. It was raining. I grabbed my stuff, straightened up the bed and ran out to my car.
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On the heels of its successful 2015 tour, Dead & Company -- longtime Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, along with guitarist John Mayer , bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Chimenti -- announced a 2016 run, which includes a stop at Hartford's Xfinity Theatre on June 28.
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's most recent Connecticut shows (they played a two-night run at Mohegan Sun Arena in May 2014) were sprawling affairs: three-plus hours of music, 18 band members (including Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and a horn section), off-the-cuff song choices, head-scratcher audience requests, weird cover songs, a pump organ and more.
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With visions of lightsaber duels still fresh in everyone's minds, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra stages a musical fight of its own during a series of Masterworks concerts at the Bushnell Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 21 to 24.
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A good friend encouraged Dan Overlock, a singer-songwriter from Guilford, to audition for the final season of "American Idol."
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Have him in circles
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Tom Zeleznock's profile photo
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elhiyani elhiyani's profile photo
Sam Tracy's profile photo
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Staff Music Writer
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    Staff Music Writer, present
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Staff Music Writer at Hartford Courant and CTNow.com
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taught Corey Haim how to operate a personal watercraft
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  • Brandeis University
    Musicology
  • University of Hartford
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  • Colgate University
    Music
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