Singer-songwriter John Coster will join March 2 Song & Story Swap
Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.
Saturday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. at the The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, Mass (see map).
Guest performer for the March 2 Song & Story Swap will be singer-songwriter and harmonica wizard, John Coster.
John Coster's songwriting has invited comparison to Dylan's for its epic qualities and ability to set the most personal stories in the broader context of social change. John sings with the authority of true confession and plays a hard driving and melodic harmonica, in a kind of Celtic Rock style that includes many instrumentals from the Trans-Atlantic tradition of reels and jigs.
His early musical experiences were in Nova Scotia among traditional Celtic players and in San Francisco with an old time string band called The Busted Toe Mud Thumpers that combined music and magic in a show featuring now renowned magician, Ricky Jay. John recorded his first solo album, Old Stones Broken Bones, in 1979 and founded three influential New England Based groups, Coster, Welling and Walach, Jacob's Reunion and The Medicine Band.
For more information about John Coster, visit http://johncoster.bandcamp.com/.
The theme this month is Hearts.
The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted. People of all ages gather to share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a song or story. Listeners are welcome.
For information contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-687-5002 or Jeff Lee, (413)-256-0433 or visit http://www.filbert.com/pvfs.
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.