Davis Bates to spin tales at January Song & Story Swap
Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the January Pioneer Valley Folklore Society SONG & STORY SWAP.
Friday, January 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Black Sheep Café, 79 Main St., Amherst, Mass.
January's guest, Davis Bates, has been a performing storyteller for twenty years. His repertoire runs from international folktales to ghost stories to New England lore, and captivates both children and adults. Davis' 1996 cassette recording entitled Family Stories earned the year's Parents' Choice Gold Award.
The Song & Story Swap is an event where people of all ages gather to share stories and songs that may be
traditional, newly written, or of personal experiences. You can tell,
sing, or lead everyone in singing, play an instrument or request a song or
story. Listeners are welcome, too. Admission is free, with
The PVFS Song & Story Swap happens the 2ND FRIDAY of every month. For information contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-253-9484 or Jeff Lee, (413)-256-0433 or visit http://www.filbert.com/pvfs.
Montague Bookmill offers folk series
scenic and intimate Montague Bookmill serves as the venue for a new house
concert series. Organized by booking manager Jaime Morton, the
spring lineup will include Jim Henry, Joyce Zymeck and Ben Demerath among
its many dates. For the latest schedule see http://www.crosswinds.net/~bookmill/.
People's Music Network to gather in Hartford
The People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle will conduct a weekend-long gathering in Hartford, January 26-28. Workshops, singalongs, a speaker and a Friday night concert are on the agenda. For details, see http://home.netcom.com/~mooremus/PMN/PMN_2001.html.
Our Grammy nominee
Paul Kaplan, host of the monthly PVFS Song & Story Swaps, has been honored by the selection of his song, Vietnam, in the recent Smithsonian Folkways release The Best of Broadside 1962-1988. The 5-CD set is sub-titled "anthems of the American underground from the pages of Broadside Magazine," and includes such towers of the folk world as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and Buffy Sainte-Marie. The collection has now been nominated for a Grammy award in two categories: Best Historical Album, and Best Liner Notes. Good luck Paul!
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Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.