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Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings -- November 2019
- Annie Patterson will perform at November 2 Song & Story Swap
- Upcoming local shows
Annie Patterson will join November 2 Song & Story Swap
Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley
Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.
Saturday, November 2, 7:00 p.m. at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst,
Annie Patterson will be the featured performer at the November 2 Song &
Annie Patterson is one of America's premiere song leaders. She has been
leading singing around the globe for over 30 years and is well known for her
work as co-creator/editor of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again.
An accomplished folk performer and jazz vocalist, Annie sings old songs and
new. She carries with her a suitcase of incredible song knowledge and a
repertoire that includes over 2400 songs from many genres, including
Americana, contemporary folk, ballads, gospel, country and jazz. She is a
master interpreter of songs from the Appalachian Mountains and British
Isles, accompanying herself on banjo and guitar. Annie is also a jazz
vocalist with the swing band Girls from Mars, and a singer with the funk and
R&B band The O-Tones.
Her latest folk recording, Mountain Side, features stunning vocals along
with haunting harmonies by the talented voices of Tracy Grammer, Katryna and
Nerissa Nields, Mary Witt and Claire Taylor.
Songwriter Peter Berryman sums up Annie Patterson's concerts well: "Her
stage presence is infectious; she could get a roomful of store mannequins to
break out in song."
Don't miss local artistic treasure Annie Patterson at the Nacul Center in
Amherst on November 2 at 7pm.
Learn more about Annie Patterson at https://www.riseupandsing.org
The opening round theme is Scoundrels, knaves and mischevous rapscallions.
Looking ahead to next month, the Song & Story Swap guest for December 7 will
be Katherine First and Cynthia Thomas, and the opening round theme will be
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