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Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings -- October 2019
Award-winning singer-songwriter Bev Grant will join October 5 Song & Story
Upcoming local shows
Bev Grant will join October 5 Song & Story Swap
Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley
Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.
Saturday, October 5, 7:00 p.m. at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst,
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Bev Grant will be the featured performer at the
October 5 Song & Story Swap.
Bev Grant is a veteran activist, feminist and labor singer-songwriter from
Park Slope Brooklyn, where she has lived for over 40 years. A career devoted
to writing and singing songs of social conscience has earned her numerous
awards, from the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award, to the Labor
Heritage Foundation's 2017 Joe Hill Award, with a past recipient list that
includes Hazel Dickens, Utah Phillips and Pete Seeger.
Bev Grant has performed and recorded with the groups Human Condition,
Dissident Daughters, Wool & Grant and the Brooklyn Women's Chorus, which she
founded and directs. She has also released a 2017 solo album called It's
She co-wrote with Pat Humphries the protest song "No Sweat!" which they
performed at the University Students Against Sweatshops conference. Grant's
song "Inez" is included in the Grammy-nominated Smithsonian/Folkways Best of
Bev Grant has been called "one of New York City's treasures." She makes a
rare area appearance at the October 5 Song & Story Swap in Amherst.
Learn more about Bev Grant at http://www.bevgrant.com
The theme this month is Sports.
Looking ahead to next month, the Song & Story Swap guest for November 2 will
be versatile singer, musician and song leader, Annie Patterson, and the
opening round theme will be Scoundrels, Knaves and Mischievous Rapscallions.
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