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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,...

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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 &...


Sounds Local: Trae Sheehan kicks off residency at Element Brewing
01-03-2024 4:00 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Singer-songwriter Trae Sheehan is new to performing here in Franklin County, but that’s about to change. After living in Nashville for a few years, Sheehan moved to the Berkshires this past September. A devoted road warrior, he has played hundreds of...


Sounds Local: Music options abound for New Year’s celebrations
12-27-2023 5:12 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

It’s time to say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024. Whether your idea of ringing in the New Year involves a fun time with the kids or dancing away into the wee hours of the morning, here are a few suggestions for a New Year’s Eve that will include...


Sounds Local: The perfect gift for music fans
12-20-2023 6:50 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

As we enter the final crunch up to the holidays, it’s time to start thinking about those last-minute gifts. I’m guessing that you have music fans on your shopping list, and they are the easiest to shop for because they only need one thing: more...


Sounds Local: TapRoots returns for second annual Winter Ball
12-13-2023 7:05 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Matthew King, the leader of the band TapRoots, feels that during this time of year, there are many reasons for people to come together to celebrate — celebrate spirit, celebrate community, celebrate the arts. This is why he is hosting the Winter Ball...


Sounds Local: Holiday shows to benefit education, medical fundraisers
12-06-2023 7:21 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

It’s that time of year again, and no matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays, there are plenty of live concerts and music to help you get in the spirit of the season.This weekend, Música Franklin will host its second annual Holiday Cheer...


Sounds Local: A band that formed by accident: Poor Monroe headlines Whately’s first annual bluegrass showcase, with Mamma’s Marmalade and Mile Twelve
11-29-2023 3:25 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

The local bluegrass band Poor Monroe played its first formal gig together at the Whately Town Hall in 2022 in celebration of the town’s 250th anniversary. At the time, the members didn’t even consider themselves a real band — they were just a group of...


Sounds Local: Toubab Krewe thrives on stage, not in a box: Band that blends West African and American styles comes to Turners Falls
11-15-2023 3:47 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

It’s impossible to come up with a simple way to describe the music of Toubab Krewe.Listening to the band’s most recent release, “Stylo,” I wonder is this rock music? Afro-beat? Is it a jam band? There’s no easy answer to these questions. You can’t fit...


Sounds Local: The Full Moon Coffeehouse finally returns: Beloved volunteer-run music series welcomes audiences back this weekend
11-08-2023 2:01 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Coffeehouses have always been a vital part of our local music scene. We’ve seen quite a few come and go over the years, but one has endured — The Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse. The monthly coffeehouse held in the Wendell Town Hall opened its doors in...


Sounds Local: Dust off your dancing shoes: Hilltown Hoedown returns for fifth year with local roots and country lineup
11-01-2023 2:43 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

This past weekend was a busy one, with Halloween-themed shows happening everywhere. While it’s time to pack the costumes away, the music continues with the return of the Hilltown Hoedown at the Shutesbury Athletic Club on Saturday, Nov. 4. The annual...


Sounds Local: A voice of hope takes center stage: Grammy-nominated musician Seth Glier’s new album, “Everything,” offers harmony and solutions for restoring our planet
10-25-2023 3:39 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Rewilding the rivers, mammoths, and regenerative farming are not typical subject matter for pop-folk songs. Yet, these are some topics that Seth Glier tackles on his upcoming album, “Everything.”The eight songs on the album focus on the sacred...


Sounds Local: Scary good options for Halloween fun: Next two weekends full of fall fests and costume contests
10-18-2023 11:58 AM

By SHERYL HUNTER

It’s that spooky time of year again, so get your costume ready, practice your Monster Mash, head to your favorite music hotspot, and get downright ghoulish. There are more music-filled Halloween happenings than you can say boo at, so I’ve compiled a...


Sounds Local: ‘Flooded Fields, Full Hearts’ concert to benefit local farmers
10-04-2023 5:55 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

There’s nothing better than live music — except live music raising money for a good cause.That will be the case when folk and Americana artist Reed Foehl and Friends head to the backyard at Berkshire East in Charlemont on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. for...


Sounds Local: ‘The Red Guitar’ and Grammy Award-winning reggae, plus benefit concerts for musicians in Ukraine and Maui fire victims
09-27-2023 2:05 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

John Sheldon has been a popular presence on the local music scene for many years now. You may know him as the leader of the rock band Blue Streak or from his work with Do It Now, the politically charged group that includes percussionist Tony Vacca and...


Sounds Local: John, Paul, George and Pamela: Means performs all 17 tracks of “Abbey Road,” solo and acoustically, this Saturday at Hawks & Reed
09-20-2023 2:19 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

When “Abbey Road” by the Beatles celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, guitarist/singer/songwriter Pamela Means decided to perform the album solo and acoustically in honor of the occasion.Of course, that meant learning all 17 songs from the classic...


Sounds Local: Of Montreal founder calls style ‘wild and intractable’
09-13-2023 6:35 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

The music scene here in Franklin County is off to a strong start this fall, with some nationally recognized artists coming to the area in the weeks ahead.It starts this weekend at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield when the band Of...

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