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Home Based: What's noteworthy in & around BostonKara

Like the song says, we love that dirty water...Boston, you're our home.  Boston is also home to an abundance of amazing people, places, and things, both in and around the city.  We get genuinely inspired by the talent of fellow locals and we love promoting a hometown discovery.  Hence, the idea for a "Home Based" feature was born!  For our first "Home Based" post, we'd like to introduce you to a Boston based band called The Naked Stills.  The band was formed in 2009 by lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Rocco DeRosa and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Daniel King, who were later joined by drummer Doug Standley and bassist Ryan Callahan.  They released their first full length album titled "Cochecho" in late 2012.  Their music is described as a blend of rock, blues, and folk, and reviews of their album say that "Cochecho finds a band taking their music to the next level, and it’s worth joining them for the ride.” ~ BlogCritics Christine discovered this band through her husband, who is a friend of the lead singer's father.  After he brought home the CD, she swiped it and has been listening ever since.  She recently played it for me, and I've already found a few favorites.  Despite the fact that our musical taste can differ at times (in the 80's she swooned over metal bands, and I was all about The Police and U2), Christine and I both chose "Take Me Away" as a favorite, a wistful song with a twangy guitar sound about wanting your dreams to come true.  My other pick would be  "Hands of Love", with lyrics that talk about taking a leap of faith.  The catchy, upbeat  "Impossible" is Christine's other choice for favorite track, which is more of a rock song and shows DeRosa's vocal range .  This band has great potential and we're looking forward to seeing where they go in the near future.  If you live locally, you can see The Naked Stills perform live at various venues around Boston, check their website for dates/venues.

Give a listen and tell us what you think: http://www.thenakedstills.com/music/

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