Pete Nelson will join October 6 Song & Story Swap
Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.
Saturday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. at the The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, Mass (see map).
Guest performer at the October 6 Song & Story Swap will be singer-songwriter and author, Pete Nelson.
Pete Nelson is a gifted storyteller, whether the medium is the printed page or a song lyric. His songs comprise two CDs released on the Signature Sounds label, The Restless Boys Club, and Days Like Horses.
Pete received his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has published both fiction and non-fiction in a variety of national magazines, including Harpers, Playboy, Esquire, MS, Outside, The Iowa Review, National Wildlife, Glamour and Redbook. His writing gigs have included work as a columnist for Mademoiselle, a staff writer for LIVE Magazine and a contributing editor and feature writer for Wondertime magazine. His novel. I Thought You Were Dead (Algonquin, April 2010), set in Northampton, tells the story of a man and his beloved talking dog, Stella. The novel was named an Indie Next #1 Choice and reached the NEIBA Bestsellers List.
Maine Public Radio has described Pete Nelson as "perhaps the best, yet unfortunately least known songwriter in the U.S." Catch his performance in Amherst on October 6 at the Song & Story Swap.
Find out more about Pete Nelson at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Pete-Nelson-241350609228376/about/.
The theme this month is Writing.
Upcoming local shows
10/5 - Colleen Kattau. First Fridays @Coho. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Rd., Amherst, MA. 7:30pm.
10/7 - Charlie King & Annie Patterson Live Recorded Concert. Mount Toby Concerts. Mount Toby Friends Meeting House, 194 Long Plain Rd., Leverett, MA. 7:00pm. Info: 413-336-2589. Info: 413-256-8596.
10/20 - Rod MacDonald. Mount Toby Concerts. Mount Toby Friends Meeting House, 194 Long Plain Rd., Leverett, MA. 7:30pm. Info: 413-336-2589.
10/28 - Tim Van Egmond and Debra Cowan. Hungry Spirits: Songs and Stories for Halloween. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Rd., Amherst, MA. 3:00pm. Info: 413-367-9304.
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.