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Sounds Local: Outdoor concert season is upon us: Memorial Day weekend kicks off a robust summer of music in Franklin County
05-22-2024 1:54 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and with it comes the arrival of summer and all the summer concerts and festivals. The summer of 2024 may be the busiest one yet in terms of live music, leaving fans with an abundance of choices.One of the best parts...

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Sounds Local: Greenfield’s own Elvis returns to sender: Travis Ledoyt brings ‘The Elvis in Me’ to Greenfield High School, May 25
05-15-2024 2:29 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Twenty-five years ago, Travis Ledoyt, a native of Greenfield, performed Elvis Presley’s music at Greenfield’s Classic Days for the first time. Backed by a group of local musicians, he sang on a makeshift stage in front of the town common and belted...


Sounds Local: Joni Mitchell tribute comes to Turners Falls: Big Yellow Taxi to perform ‘Court and Spark’ in its entirety, May 18 at the Shea
05-08-2024 3:36 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

If you are a Joni Mitchell fan (and who isn’t), you’ll want to be at the Shea Theater Arts Center in Turners Falls on Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. when the premier Joni Mitchell tribute band here in the Northeast, Big Yellow Taxi, takes the stage. This...


Fun Fest returns to Turners Falls: Música Franklin hosts 6th annual family-friendly, free event, May 11
05-03-2024 12:29 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Música Franklin will host its sixth annual Fun Fest at Unity Park in Turners Falls on Saturday, May 11, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This free festival will feature world-class musical performances, entertainment, and crafts for the whole family. You can...


Sounds Local: Broadway star returns to Greenfield for concert: Kevin Duda to sing with Franklin County Community Chorus this Sunday
05-01-2024 3:39 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

There’s nothing like the powerful sound of voices joining together in song, and you can experience that when The Franklin County Community Chorus celebrates its 10th anniversary with a concert on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at the Greenfield High School...


Sounds Local: A rock circus returns to Turners Falls: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams brings the fun Friday night at the Shea
04-24-2024 3:26 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

The circus is coming to town, and not the kind with elephants and clowns. I’m talking about the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, a rock group from the Hudson Valley in New York that makes music as unique as its name. The band, which has frequently...


Sounds Local: Spring is singer-songwriter season: A host of local performers celebrate new work
04-17-2024 2:27 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

We are fortunate to live in an area where we can experience all types of music, and when it comes to singer-songwriters, we are fortunate to have so many talented ones living among us. Any given weekend, you can head out to one of the local breweries...


Sounds Local: Fun for the whole family: Meltdown, a book and music fest for kids, returns to Greenfield this Saturday
04-10-2024 3:01 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

If you are looking for some family fun this weekend that includes award-winning authors, arts and crafts, games, puppetry, circus performers and lots of music, then head to The River’s annual Meltdown, a book and music festival for kids that will take...


Sounds Local: Coming out in her own time (signature): Kim Chin-Gibbons to release first single as solo artist, ‘7848’
04-03-2024 3:44 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Kim Chin-Gibbons of Amherst has been playing in bands for over a decade. Most know her from her work with ZoKi, a group she co-founded with Zoe Lemos of Ashfield when they were in their teens and students at the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in...


A time for every purpose under heaven: Free sing-a-long Pete Seeger Fest returns to Ashfield, April 6
03-29-2024 12:29 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Pete Seeger’s death. The legendary folk musician, political activist, and environmentalist touched lives around the world with his songs, which were rich in hope and history and exhibited a strong sense of...


Sounds Local: Thriving on a riff: Percussionist Tony Vacca brings Fusion Nomads to Hawks & Reed this Friday for ‘a magic carpet ride’
03-27-2024 2:04 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

‘From the first time a musician went beyond his or her home village, or region, or nation,” percussionist Tony Vacca says, “music has been an ever-expanding, multi-culti hybrid of instruments and ways to play them.” According to Vacca, that is the...


Sounds Local: Don your St. Patrick’s Day green: Where to celebrate the holiday this weekend in Franklin County
03-13-2024 4:35 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

St. Patrick’s Day is the day when we love to celebrate everything Irish. We eat corned beef, raise a pint of Guinness, and get all decked out in our best green outfits. Of course, there is music involved in these celebrations, be it traditional Celtic...


Sounds Local: Your favorite musician’s favorite musician: British singer-songwriter Luke Concannon plays in Shelburne Falls this Saturday
03-06-2024 2:00 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

We all know that Ed Sheeran is a pop superstar and a bestie of Taylor Swift, but you probably didn’t know that he is a huge fan of of folk singer Luke Concannon, a British folk artist who will perform at The Mill in Shelburne Falls this Saturday,...


Sounds Local: Cloudbelly drops highly anticipated sophomore album: Plus, concert tickets to grab while you still can
02-28-2024 2:37 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

After releasing three singles that left us anxious to hear more, Cloudbelly, the Montague-based band led by singer-songwriter Corey Laitman, released its sophomore album, “i know i know i know” (Strange Library Records), last week. Laitman is joined...


Sounds Local: Watermelon Wednesdays celebrates 25 years of acoustic music series: Plus, Iron Horse announces initial lineup
02-21-2024 2:05 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Watermelon Wednesdays, the acoustic music series that presents concerts and workshops at the historic West Whately Chapel and the Whately Town Hall, will celebrate its 25th year in 2024. Paul Newlin of Whately, a devout music fan, heads up the series,...


Sounds Local: Songwriter Joe O’Rourke puts his skills to work with new studio band
02-14-2024 6:41 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Can you be in a band and not be in the band? That’s the question songwriter Joe O’Rourke asks regarding the album “There is No Right or Wrong” on which he wrote all the songs but didn’t sing or play any of the instruments.O’Rourke, of South Deerfield,...


Sounds Local: When feeling bad sounds good: Celebrate heartbreak this Valentines Day with new EP by Selah haleS
02-07-2024 4:01 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if there is ever a polarizing holiday, it’s this one. For the romantics, it’s a day of celebration with shiny boxes of chocolates and roses, but for others, especially those who are nursing a broken...


Sounds Local: Weekend music forecast: summertime vibes: Dance like it’s the Fourth of July at Greenfield’s 102nd Winter Carnival
01-31-2024 3:47 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Greenfield will celebrate its 102nd Winter Carnival this weekend. Thanks to our local music venues, the three-day celebration, jam-packed with events, will include plenty of music to further fuel the party atmosphere. The theme of this year’s carnival...


Sounds Local: New year, new releases: Local artists release singles ahead of buzzed-about new albums
01-24-2024 1:44 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

With a new year comes new music, and 2024 looks like it will be an excellent year for both recordings and live music. Now that the holidays are over, some local musicians have dropped new singles in recent weeks as they gear up for full-length...


Sounds Local: From the Balkans to Jamaica: Inaugural klezmer and reggae events happening in Franklin County this Saturday
01-17-2024 2:54 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

On Saturday night, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Montague Center Common Hall will host a special concert and workshop featuring music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans.Orkestar Banitsa and Myrtle Street Klezmer, local bands who play different styles of...


Sounds Local: Dancing into the new year: Zydeco dance fest returns to Hawks & Reed this Sunday
01-10-2024 2:44 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

For local musician Michael Pattavina, hosting a dance festival during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend has become a tradition that started 20 years ago and continues to this day.This year, he is hosting a mid-winter and Zydeco dance fest at Hawks &...

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