Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.
Saturday, June 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m. This month’s event will be conducted online via Zoom. To register please visit https://pvfs.us/register-for-swap or click the button below:
Viewers may also watch the event via YouTube Livestream beginning at 7pm ET on June 4.
The featured performer at the June 4 online Song & Story Swap will be folksinger-songwriter Reggie Harris.
Reggie Harris is a singer-songwriter, storyteller and world-renowned song-leader who is a powerful interpreter of the global music narrative. An inspirational entertainer and concert artist, Reggie is recognized for using his art to advance inclusion and the struggle for human rights using the lessons of history as a base. As an expert on the music of the Underground Railroad and the Modern Civil Rights Movement he is at home on stage as performer, lecturer or leading discussion in seminars or in the classroom.
Known for over 40 years as one-half of the prominent duo, Kim & Reggie Harris, Reggie continues to criss-cross the country, carrying the message of joy, unity, tolerance and peace through the powerful medium of live music.
His 2018 album "Ready To Go" ranked as the #5 CD on the Folk DJ Charts and saw its title cut reach #1 for May 2018. In 2019 Reggie and recording artist Greg Greenway released "Deeper Than the Skin" in association with their joint oral program of the same name. Reggie is currently a rotating DJ featured on Prisms: The Sound Of Color on SiriusXM’s "The Village."
His April 2021 release "On Solid Ground," the number one CD on the FolkDJ Charts for May 2021, is a collection of 13 songs compiled in response to the challenges stirred by the COVID pandemic and racial and political unrest that followed the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.
All Access Music has described Reggie Harris as "dances between genres without hesitation and rides the highs and lows of each song’s content with a confident wisdom that only comes from a lifetime of studying folk music." Don't miss him at the June 4 online Song & Story Swap.
Learn more at reggieharrismusic.com.
This month’s opening round theme is Perseverance
The Song & Story Swap will take a summer break in July and August. We will return, either online or in person, in September. Stay tuned for details.
The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting July and August, and is organized by the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society. Visit the Folklore Society website at pvfs.us.
The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted ($5 - $10 is suggested). Donations to the featured performer may be made securely via credit card or Paypal at https://pvfs.us/donate.
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 https://pvfs.us.
The Song & Story Swap hopes to once again meet live and in person in the fall. Sadly we have lost our longtime home at the Nacul Center in Amherst, as the building's generous owner Tullio Inglese has had to repurpose the gallery/performance space. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Tullio for hosting us for sixteen years.
We continue to search for a suitable venue for future swaps, preferably near downtown Amherst. If you have a tip or suggestion please email Paul Kaplan or call 413-687-5002.
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.
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May 31, 2022