“'Where Words Fail, Music Speaks' concert prompts catharsis, healing"
The Daily Free Press | Rachel Duncan | October 12, 2016
"Sometimes, there is no combination of words to string together to describe certain feelings. Sometimes, words simply aren’t enough. This is exactly the sentiment Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters, known as EBASS, tackled on Thursday with their “Where Words Fail, Music Speaks” concert at Gallery 263...
The show consisted of five curated performers and also offered an open mic portion where audience members could perform anything, from their own music to spoken word, or simply sit and tell their story. People shared stories of abuse, mental illnesses, oppression and social issues they’ve observed.
Whatever it was, each performer had one thing in common — they all came from a place of struggle and learned to use music as a way to release their emotions and connect with their audience in a way that would not have been possible for them otherwise."