Below are photos and links for the artists who perform at our openings and other special events at Salmon Falls Artisans Showroom.
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
Slight Change is yet another transmogrification of the acoustic swing band Small Change. Small Change originals Al Canali and Dennis Avery (not pictured) guitar and vocals, joined by Chris Morano, bass/vocals and Bruce Stewart, harmonica.
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
Violet Walker, singing musical saw
With an extensive background in vocal and instrumental music, it makes perfect sense that Violet would find and master a musical instrument that mimics a singing lyric soprano, a mezzo or even a full rich alto sound. Over the last twenty five years she has also made a mark for herself as a children's entertainer, primarily as Pozey the Clown, and has been invited to thousands of birthday parties, fairs, festivals but now is mostly entertaining on the musical saw creating joyous and unique music with her cello bow and a common carpenter saw. She has played solo with classical orchestras, rock and blues bands, though also loves being a street performer.
Contact info: 413-774-5159, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Rob Skelton, Pitchfork
A western Massachusetts favorite!
Find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Skeltons-Pitchfork/144310035626838