"I don’t know if I had fully embraced the idea of becoming a singer/songwriter full-time, but when Phish broke up, I thought, I’ve got to put on that cap. There’s no longer going to be Trey coming to band practice with 12 new songs. I mean, I always brought my own stuff, but there was no one else anymore. There was just me."
Maria Taylor is a musician of many stripes: a dash of country here, some folk and rock seasoning there, an overarching pop sensibility throughout. On Wednesday, she regaled Boot & Saddle with her aural concoctions.
Dr. Dog splashed color and catchy hooks all over the Electric Factory stage last Friday night, reminding us why it’s a great time to be a music fan in Philadelphia. Lititz-based teenagers The Districts threatened to steal the show with their energetic opening set, but their role models Dr. Dog rose to the occasion and demonstrated why they’ve successfully made the leap from local band to nationally touring act.