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Trombone Shorty performs Saturday night, July 12, under a full moon with the hot air balloons on the lower field at Green River Festival. Recorder/Paul Franz

Sounds Local: Hats off to Signature Sounds!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Green River Festival 2014 is over and what a festival it was. The festivities got off to a strong start when it was announced last Wednesday that for the first time in its 28 years, the entire weekend had sold out in advance. This was a giant feather in the cap for Signature Sounds Recordings of Northampton, which took over … 0

Sounds Local: The Gas Light Tinkers — fusion that gets you moving

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Gaslight Tinkers hadn’t even taken the stage and the dance floor was already filling up, a sure sign that this crowd was familiar with the band and its danceable grooves. The group, which consists of Peter Siegel on guitar and mandolin, Garrett Sawyer on bass, Zoe Darrow on fiddle and Dave Noonan … 0

Sounds Local: Music you'll hear on the Green River Festival's Main Stage.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

To help you get ready for the Green River Festival, which will take place the weekend of July 12-13 on the grounds of Greenfield Community College, here is a look at some of the recent releases by musicians who will be performing on the Green River Stage, the festival’s main stage. All these … 0

Sounds Local: Want to celebrate with music & dancing? Sheryl’s got you covered

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

You wouldn’t necessarily expect a rock guitarist to team up with a jazz singer, but that’s what will happen when John Sheldon and Samirah Evans come together for a show at the Arts Block in Greenfield on New Year’s Eve. Evans is a jazz and blues singer whose … 0

Sounds Local: Dive into the new year

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

When Lake Street Dive takes the stage at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on New Year’s Eve, the Signature Sounds recording artists will have plenty to celebrate. This past year has been a good one. The quartet has … 0

Sounds Local: Twang and Tinsel

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It will be a night of twang and tinsel when The Twangbusters take the stage at the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. This show marks The Twangbusters’ debut at the coffeehouse and its members couldn’t be more excited. The Twangbusters are fronted … 0

Sounds Local: Life as a musical nomad

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shanta Paloma was first drawn to music at the age of 7 when she discovered an old piano in the basement of a music shop in Paris. Her parents agreed to purchase the piano as long as she … 0

Sounds Local: Holiday Sampler

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is more than just a day of feasting with family and friends, it also marks the official beginning of the holiday season and the month ahead will be a busy one full of shopping and … 0

Sounds Local: Good music, good times

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Looking for the recipe for a bona-fide good time? It’s simple! Gather together some talented musicians from western Massachusetts and seal the union with some fine whiskey. That was the basic idea behind The Whiskey Treaty, a musical … 0

Sounds Local: A touch more hot sauce

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The competition dance show ?Dancing with the Stars? is one of the most popular shows on television, proving that people just love watching other people dance. But instead of just watching those tangos and waltzes glide across your … 0

Sounds Local: "So far, it has been a blast"

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ethan Stone has always been one to give back to his community. An established singer-songwriter, who divides his time between Boston and Athol, Stone, is the driving force behind the free Tool Town Live free concert series held … 0

Sounds Local: Emotional hits

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Singer-songwriter Jamie Kent performs about 200 shows a year, has released two CDs and has a solid fan base called “the collective,” a grass-roots group whose members give input into his career choices. But Kent realized that it was great songs that put musicians on the national map … 0

Rock them pumpkins Saturday

Thursday, October 10, 2013

It’s that spooky time of year and one of the area’s biggest Halloween-related events will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, when the fourth annual Franklin County Pumpkinfest takes over downtown Turners Falls. In addition to celebrating pumpkins and all things autumn, the event is a great one for … 0

Lui Collins returns to the stage

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Folk singer Lui Collins, an Ashfield resident who has been performing, writing and recording for over 40 years, will headline a concert at All Souls Church in Greenfield on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30. She will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Anand Nayak (Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem.) Nayak … 0

Big hair, high heels, hot rock

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wouldn’t it be great to hear David Bowie and Lou Reed perform in Greenfield? OK, so that’s probably not going to happen, but you can settle for the next best thing if you attend the Velvet Goldmine after-party at the Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield on Saturday, … 0