Below are photos and links for the artists who perform at our openings and other special events at Salmon Falls Artisans Showroom.
Blue Moon Trio play songs from The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards." It is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century. Included are the most popular and enduring songs from the 1920s to the 1950s created for Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical film. They have been recorded and performed by a large number and wide range of singers, instrumental bands, and jazz musicians. The Songbook comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, and also Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers, and others.
The Serenata Mandolin Trio focuses on music from the four decades on either side of 1900, which has been called "The Golden Age of mandolin music". We play Italian, Italian-American, and American music for the classic ensemble of 2 mandolins and guitar. Bringing a sensibiity from the early music world, we hope to faithfully recreate on antique instruments how this music sounded in parlors and cafes at the turn of the 20th century.
Peggy Hart and Christopher Stetson on mandolins and Eliza D'Agostino on guitar
Slight Change is yet another transmogrification of the acoustic swing band Small Change. Small Change originals Al Canali and Dennis Avery, guitar and vocals, joined by Chris Morano, bass/vocals.
They have managed to put together a group of jazz and blues standards as well as originals written by Al Canali which cover a number of genres. This'll be fun!
Call Al at 413-337-4740 or
email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRE POND features Eveline MacDougall and Douglas Reid presenting a wide variety of music: old-time fiddle tunes, swing, roots music, Celtic, Eastern European, folk, gospel, and originals.
EVELINE MACDOUGALL has performed with various groups including Altiplano, No Known Address,The Wholesale Klezmer Band, the Pioneer Valley Symphony, and the Green River String Band. She toured with Thin Ice Theatre and Blue Angel Arts political theatre troupes. She founded the Amandla Chorus in 1988. With FIRE POND, Eveline sings and plays violin, viola, and accordion. DOUGLAS REID studied ancient Chinese music at the Central Music Conservatory in Beijing in 1986 to learn to play the 7-string qin, arguably the most authentic indigenous Chinese musical instrument. He has performed with the Black Horse String Band and the Green River String Band. With FIRE POND, Douglas sings and plays guitar, bluegrass and frailing banjo, accordion, and soprano & baritone ukuleles. Read more at http://www.firepondmusic.com
Loren Feinstein is a multi-instrumentalist musician with over 20 years of experience playing in many different styles, with cultural influences from all over the world. He uses a unique blend of African, Native American, and Western instruments to create a powerful sound experience, leading people on a musical expedition into themselves to find harmony within and connection to each other and the living Earth.
Contact info: email@example.com or http://www.waterdogproductions.com
The JMPT Quartet plays an eclectic blend of instrumental music from around the world including South American Tangos, Polish polkas, and old time pop tunes as well as Irish, Israeli, and any other kind of music that might appeal to them. The band features Jane Lund on the accordion, Mike Ingram on guitar, Pam Bartlett on violin, and Tom Ulrich on acoustic bass.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Piper Pichette, The Pied Harpist
Piper has played at numerous Salmon Falls events. The beauty of her harp fills the entire gallery with sound without any kind of amplification. Absolutely beautiful!
Contact information: email@example.com
Stephen Stavropoulos, Bass Player/Guitarist
Stephen Stavropoulos, better known as Smilinsteve, has been a bass player/guitarist in Massachusetts since 1971, and has been in various bands in western Massachusetts for over ten of those years. He has played for the Wildcats Blues Band that warmed up for Johnny Winter and Savoy Brown. He also has played in a zydeco band, and is now playing classic rock in a band called Nexus and a band called The Mud, Blood and Beer Band, playing country western & rock. Steve is known for his constant smiling and energy when he plays live, and he also gives private lessons.
Contact information: 413-325-3895, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Skelton, Pitchfork
A western Massachusetts favorite!
Find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Skeltons-Pitchfork/144310035626838