We focus on serving our community with a variety of pay-what-you-can and sliding-scale classes. Offering art classes, music classes, and private music lessons. We have a gallery with rotating exhibits from local artists. And we support our community with robust programming, including our Strings For Kids program – an initiative with the Greenfield public schools that gives all young students the opportunity to learn and play a stringed instrument.
Betty Roy is a four piece band playing popular jazz and oldies tunes with a modern groove. Including guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and a saxophone, Betty Roy plays a variety of styles, ranging from Miles Davis to Dolly Parton.
Bob Jordan plays an eclectic mix of folk, country, Rock and more delivered in a laid back humorous style. Here's what one vendor said:''Being an artist vendor in five different markets each week gives me the opportunity to hear many entertainers, and Bob shines above them all. ''
Brian Bender (piano, vocals, trombone, melodica) plays a fun mix of jazz standards and popular songs.
Bruce plays acoustic guitar and, most of the time, sings. His music sounds traditional and, at the same time, new. His take on songs by other artists gives the listener novel ways to hear the song’s story, and his original music brings new life to musical forms from a more traditional era.
Bea Maxwell Carlson
Call Me Bea is an original music project by Bea Maxwell. Bea is a non-binary, queer, and Jewish Amherst based performer-composer that draws influences from jazz and indie rock to make a comic yet sardonic bedroom pop. Bandcamp: callmebea.bandcamp.com
In 2017 as a solo act, Cameron released his debut Nashville Recorded C.D. Heartbreak Town.Since its release, the C.D. has been in rotation on the Jukebox at J.R.'s Café in East Windsor Connecticut, as well as several local folk radio stations in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In addition to this, Cameron has appeared on the Blue Plate Special live audience radio program in Knoxville TN, and has had the privilege of performing at The Big E (New England's largest agricultural fair) in 2018 and 2019. Cameron has also had the privilege to share the stage with many performing artists including national touring artist Drew Kelly, Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, as well as Emily Ann Roberts Season 9 runner-up on The Voice. Cameron performs original material and classic country and folk cover songs.
Jim Fownes & Cynthia Thomas
Cynthia Thomas (violin) and Jim Fownes (accordion) play traditional and modern tunes from France and elsewhere in the folk dance world.
Eli Elkus is a Traveling Musical Storyteller, SongCraftsman, and Folk Activist. He began sculpting his craft as a young troubadour fishin' for songs by the riversides and busking in the streets of New England. It was here the love of folk music and storytelling found him, connecting with perfect strangers through merit, meter, and melody-making story and song. And so it went. The lazy-eyed dreamer and his familiar Bronco the hound wonder wander the US byways bringing folk music to the folks, freewheelin' in their road sweet home - 'JeBus'. Get to know about all things singin', pickin', & storytelling and sign up for the ''Lazy-Eyed Newsletter'' by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting elielkus.com.
Great covers of memorable songs - two guitars and vocalists and bass.
Lou Marie is a librarian, musician, and printmaker. Her music is intimate and sensory-informed. Many of her songs are contemporary folk ballads and her newest work is currently being recorded and set to be released this summer.
Rob Adams and Dennis Avery
Rob Adams is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist originally of Sturbridge, where he played professionally as a solo artist and with numerous groups over a long busy career. He now lives in Charlemont and has formed several new acts, including R & D. Presenting a wide variety of styles both sung and played, Rob entertains wherever he goes. Dennis Avery lives in Charlemont also and has been singing and playing steel guitar locally since the mid-70s. With R & D he is playing dobro and lap steel, from folk to jazz and who knows what next.
We play a unique blend of bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, folk, and contemporary music, imbuing the music we perform with our own individual Ragged Blue interpretation. Beautiful harmonies, sparkling instrumentals, and a variety of material make us who we are. Terry Atkinson, guitar & vocals; Corki Demers; fiddle/mandolin & vocals; John Rough, banjo & vocals; Joe Blumenthal, bass & vocals.
Singer songwriter Richard Chase has earned the respect of audiences throughout the North Quabbin region and beyond with his superbly crafted songs and tasteful musicianship. Chase’s songs are fresh and honest and reveal an introspective mind unafraid to probe feelings each of us can identify with: songs about fear or hope, homage to a friend who died in a freak accident, and of course songs of love. A talented multi instrumentalist, Chase has appeared on many stages in a variety of genres that include symphonic, orchestral, jazz, pop, original, rock, choral, contra, theatre, as well as solo work. Writing and performing his own music as a solo, duo, trio, or quartet is the heart & soul of the Richard Chase experience but he can also be found running a sound system for a music festival, recording or performing in a local production, or singing his original songs at a local farmer’s market.
Kevin ''Tubalove'' Smith
Acoustic guitar-driven tuba harmonica stomp
Sleep Destroyer is the longtime project of queer & trans songwriter Bridget Bogan. Encompassing themes of gender confusion, gay love, and finding what you like to get out being alive, Bridget cites bands/artists like Hum, Angel Olsen, and the Cocteau Twins as their main inspirations.
BROOKSIDE PROJECT is an acoustic group that features Charlie Conant on guitar ,dobro and vocals, Roland Lapierre on guitar and vocals and Kate Marion Lapierre on fiddle, ukulele,vocals and Jim Bonham on upright Bass . We play a mix or Americana , Roots and Bluegrass , both covers and originals.
Slide Grinders play Old Time String band related music on fiddle, Hawaiian guitar, guitar, banjo, mandolin. Depending on who's available I would maybe bring a different crew (acoustic instruments, 3 or 4 ppl total) and play Eastern European folk music, Klezmer, or swing.
Tina & Her Pony are an American indie folk duo based in Asheville, North Carolina, United States, consisting of Tina Collins and Quetzal Jordan, who began making music together in early 2009. They spent two years in the high desert mountain town of Taos, New Mexico making music and friends. After an 18-month album release tour spanning the United States and Canada, they established a new home base in Asheville and released their album, Champion. Their approach to music feels at once old-timey and totally modern. They exhibit an enviable versatility on several instruments—Collins on tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, and guitar, and Jordan on cello and guitar—and they blend their voices to create harmonies that wrap listeners in sound.
''INDIE GENRE SMASHER'' Zane Provost is an active, local Valley musician. His music is hard to pin down into a genre but has most of its influences in indie rock. You'll find he has an eclectic repertoire of covers as well. He is a former member of Ambiguous Figures and the primary writer for their debut album ''Acts of Alchemy.'' He also clowns around the valley with the ''Spoon Goons.''