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.
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.
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.
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.
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.''