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Sounds Local: Singer-songwriter David Fersh to perform peace and protest songs in Turners Falls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Two and a half years. That’s how long it took Charlemont resident, David Fersh to complete his recently released recording, “Songs of Peace, Protest, & Spirit.” You can tell by the album’s title that this is a big project that explores big themes. “Songs of Peace, Protest, & Spirit,” is a two disc set that features 50 recordings clocking in at over two hours, which accounts for the projects long … 0

Sounds Local: Zak Trojano releases 2nd solo albumn

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

If you follow the local music scene then you know Zak Trojano. He is the guitarist and drummer for the popular genre-blurring folk band Rusty Belle and has worked as a backing musician for singer-songwriters like Peter Mulvey and Jeffrey Foucault. But what you might not know is that Trojano, a Greenfield resident, … 0

Sounds Local: Erica Wheeler mixes love of music & geography for Mocha Maya’s show

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

One of the best things about camping is gathering around a late-night campfire, swapping stories, singing songs and simply soaking up the overall good vibes generated by the experience. Unfortunately it is also the kind of activity we are not able to enjoy during the long winter months — or on second thought, … 0

Sounds Local: It's January - time to find the music

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

As we approach the end of January, chances are that you are starting to experience a case of the winter doldrums. Here at Sounds Local we know that music is a great way to combat this feeling, so … 0

Sounds Local: And the Neighbors come knocking

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

When the alt-country duo And the Neighbors made their debut performance at Mocha Maya’s last January, sharing her words with an audience was a relatively new experience for singer/songwriter Debra DeMuth. Unlike her partner, guitarist/singer Dave Houghton who … 0

Sounds Local: Fawns celebrate new release

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

We are less than a week into 2016 and we have already seen the release of some excellent new music by some Pioneer Valley notables. “Goodnight, Spacegirl,” the new album by the Northampton-based band The Fawns made its … 0

Sounds Local: Rocking the old year to sleep

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

As we bid farewell to 2015 and prepare to welcome 2016, it’s time to look back and reflect on what proved to be a memorable year for the local music scene. It was a year where music fans … 0

Sounds Local: Plan to rock in the New Year

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New Year’s Eve is one of our favorite holidays here at Sounds Local because it’s a night of celebrating, and almost all these celebrations include music — local music! There is music everywhere on New Year’s Eve, in … 0

Sounds Local: Robert LaRoche returns home

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

If you followed the local music scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s, chances are you were a huge fan of the Sighs. This power-pop quartet from Northampton was easily one of the most popular bands to … 0

Sounds Local: Jeffrey Foucault: 'Salt as Wolves'

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

There’s one note / If you can play it / There’s one word / If you can say it / There’s one prayer / If you can pray it / And each one is the same.” This line … 0

Holiday concerts festive & cranky

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tis the season of “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls.” Christmas music is everywhere — in the stores, on the radio and television and on the many stages here in the Pioneer Valley. There are many holiday-themed shows … 0

Boxcar Lilies’ latest: ‘Knockout Rose’

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

And here on the ground You can still reach the stars We are all lost and found And we each play a part ... Knockout Rose Knockout Rose -The Boxcar Lilies (Jenny Goodspeed) It was a love of … 0

Order Up, Get Down! at Arts Block

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

When you go to the People’s Pint in Greenfield you know you are going to be treated to some tasty food and fine locally brewed beer — and also that it will all be served to you by … 0

Sounds Local: Emma June: 'Afraid I can't swim'

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

This past April, Emma June Ayres played her last show with the band June & the Bee, the local group she had fronted with her brother Eli for the past couple of years. It was an amicable parting, … 0

Pumpkinfest is going to rock

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It’s time to buy the candy, carve a pumpkin and pick out your costume because Halloween is almost here. This spooky time of year is a favorite with bands, many of whom love to go all out for … 0