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Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings -- February 2019
- Kala Farnham will highlight February 2 Song & Story Swap
- Upcoming local shows
Kala Farnham will join February 2 Song & Story Swap
Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley
Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.
Saturday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst,
Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Kala Farnham will be the featured
performer at the February 2 Song & Story Swap.
Kala Farnham's signature songwriting is nothing less than a reinvention of
the folk tradition made popular by artists such as Joni Mitchell and Joan
Baez. She has been praised for her classical undertones and playful dose
Broadway theatricality onstage, and a lyricism that springs to life with
creative storytelling, cultural references, and rich metaphor.
Her first full-length studio album, Anahata: Wake Up Your Heart, was
nominated for Best Americana Album in the annual Motif Music Awards
alongside a nomination for "Best Female Americana Vocalist".
Indie Spoonful praises Kala Farnham as an "ever-growing, ever-engaging, and
ever-imaginative artist who continuously stretches the boundaries of the
genre with honesty, musical grace, and superb song-writing."
Catch her at the February 2 Song & Story Swap.
Find out more about Kala Farnham at https://www.kalafarnham.com
The theme this month is Lessons.
Looking ahead to next month, the Song & Story Swap guest for March 2 will be
folksinger Debra Cowan, and the opening round theme will be Love Gone Wrong.
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 (http://tiaarchitects.com/nacul
). Visit the
Folklore Society website at http://www.filbert.com/pvfs
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