Tom Juravich will join April 13 Song & Story Swap
Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the April Pioneer Valley Folklore Society SONG & STORY SWAP.
Friday, April 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Black Sheep Café, 79 Main St., Amherst, Mass.
April's guest is topical folksinger and recording artist Tom Juravich. Tom Juravich represents the very best in contemporary labor music. With his strong voice and solid guitar, Tom has achieved national recognition for his hard-hitting songs about the struggles of working people. He has released three albums to date, most recently A World To Win and Out of Darkness, both on the Flying Fish/Rounder label. The title track of Tom's first album, "Rising Again", has been embraced as a new anthem for the labor movement.
In addition to his work as a folk artist, Tom Juravich is also a Professor and Director at the Labor Center of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has written extensively on music and culture and is currently editing a collection of contemporary labor songs.
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 donations accepted.
The warm-up theme for the month is Smells.
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.
W.A.M! Festival -- Celebrating Women and Music
On April 28 Mt. Holyoke's Chapin Auditorium will be the scene of W.A.M!Fest 2001, celebrating women and music. Rani Arbo, Catie Curtis, Erica Wheeler and Kim Zombik are part of the exciting lineup that's been assembled.
See http://www.wamfest.com/home.html for more information.
Banjo Camp North
Banjo Camp North comes to the lakeside cabins of Grotonwood Conference Center in Groton, Mass., May 4-6. The weekend is packed with demonstrations and workshops such as Origins of 5-string Banjo and Frailing Style Playing and History and Identification of American-made Banjos. It is organized by Mike Holmes, publisher of the popular banjo website, Mugwumps Online.
Visit http://www.mugwumps.com/bcn2.html for details on the camp.
Pioneer Valley Songbag - Web broadcast of Valley music
If you have a broadband internet connection or a fairly fast modem, please check out our streaming audio tribute to 40 years of Western Massachusetts folk and acoustic music. Pioneer Valley Songbag is a web broadcast hosted by Live365 that consists of a cycling playlist of more than 15 hours of music, representing nearly 100 Pioneer Valley artists and 250 tracks. Learn more at http://www.filbert.com/pvsongbag, or visit www.live365.com and search for "Pioneer Valley."
Please note that the entire Live365 site will be down for maintenance April 7-8.
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Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.