Saturday, January 15, 2011
When I last showcased 10,000 Maniacs in August 2009, I thought the alternative rock band had broken up following the departure of singer Natalie Merchant. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the group is still performing and has a web site and YouTube channel. What's more, they're fronted by Mary Ramsey, an impressive, strong lead vocalist in her own right and a violist. Above the band performs "Love Will Tear Us Apart" at the Scharmann Theatre, Jamestown, NY, January 16, 2010.