Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings

May 2019


  • Gordon Kramer will join May 4 Song & Story Swap
  • Upcoming local shows

Gordon Kramer will be May 4 Song & Story Swap guest

Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.

Saturday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, Mass (see map).

Singer-songwriter Gordon Kramer will be the featured performer at the May 4 Song & Story Swap.

Gordon Kramer will join May 4 Song & Story Swap in AmherstGordon Kramer's music reflects a lifetime of evolution through political protest into spirituality, and expresses his deep commitment to helping to heal the Earth. His original songs express the breadth of human experience from outrage to tenderness to joy, often lightening a heavy subject with a humorous slant on the situation.

Playing guitar and keyboard, he performs with the band River Rhapsody, and solo with the support of Rob Peck on harmonica and Devin Griffiths on lead guitar. He is also occasionally a featured soloist with the choral group Rock Voices.

Check out Gordon Kramer's music at and catch him performing at the Song & Story Swap in Amherst on May 4.

The theme this month is Spirit. The opening round theme this month is 'spirit'

Looking ahead to next month, on June 1 the Song & Story Swap will present Acoustic Beatles Night. Performers are invited to sign up to sing two songs by the Beatles or a former Beatle. Sign up by emailing Paul Kaplan at Learn more at

The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting July and August, and is jointly sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society and the Nacul Center (  Visit the Folklore Society website at

The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted ($5 - $10 is suggested).  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 visit

Upcoming local shows

5/10 - Emma's Revolution. First Friday Concerts at Coho. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Rd., Amherst, MA. 7:30pm.

5/18 - Carrie Ferguson. Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse. Wendell Town Hall, Wendell, MA. 7:30pm.

5/18 - Maria Dunn. Mt. Tobt Concerts. Mt. Toby Friends Meeting House, 194 Long Plain Road, Leverett, MA. 7:30pm.

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April 30, 2019