The Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Spirit Family Reunion in Northampton, 04.11.14

The Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA is an old movie house converted for live music shows. It's not an intimate performance space at all, therefore a tough place to try to sketch the way I do. I gave it a whirl anyway. The Stage before the show: [caption id="attachment_2141" align="alignleft" width="490"]Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014 Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption] The Spirit Family Reunion: [caption id="attachment_2139" align="alignleft" width="490"]The Spirit Family Reunion, 04.11.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014 The Spirit Family Reunion, 04.11.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption] The Carolina Chocolate Drops: Malcolm Parson, Rhiannon Giddens, Hubby Jenkins, and Rowan Corbett. [caption id="attachment_2142" align="alignleft" width="490"]The Carolina Chocolate Drops, 04.11.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014 The Carolina Chocolate Drops, 04.11.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption]

Max Wareham and the Morning Bugle at the Parlor Room, 03.23.14

The house was packed for the House Band at the Parlor Room in Northamptopn, MA on March 23. Max Wareham and the Morning Bugle are: Eric lee, Jared Gardner, Max Wareham, Jeff Lewis, and Vincent MacDonald. [caption id="attachment_2135" align="alignleft" width="490"]Max Wareham and the  Morning Bugle, 03.23.14.  Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014 Max Wareham and the Morning Bugle, 03.23.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption]

Ben Demerath and Dave Chalfant at Lumber Yard in Amherst, 03.22.14

Dave Chalfant and Ben Demerath lit up Lumber Yard restaurant in AMherst, MA on 3.22.14. Lumber Yard has great food as well: I recommend the Duck Confit sandwich. [caption id="attachment_2131" align="alignleft" width="490"]David Chalfant and Ben Demerath, 03.22.14. Drawing by and © Robin David Chalfant and Ben Demerath, 03.22.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014.[/caption]

Velocipede at the Parlor Room, 03.16.14

On 3/16 I spent another delightful evening at the Parlor Room in Northampton, MA, for a performance by Velocipede followed by an open jam. Maine-based Velocipede are Julia Plumb and Baron Collins-Hill. [caption id="attachment_2128" align="alignleft" width="490"]Velocipede, 03.16.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014 Velocipede, 03.16.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption]

Bright Lines at the Parlor Room, Northampton, 02.23.14

Lately I've been enjoying the Sunday night "Parlor Sessions" at the Parlor Room in Northampton, MA. These evenings feature a show followed by a jam led by some combination of the performers and the house band. On 2/23 it was Bright Lines: David Chalfant, Eric Lee, Abe Loomis, Sturgis Cunningham, Melissa Shetler, Gray Maynard, and Jim Henry. [caption id="attachment_2116" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="Bright Lines, 02.23.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014"]Bright Lines, 02.23.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption]

The Nields and Belle Amie at The Iron Horse, 02.08.14

At the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA; February 8: Belle Amie grow more polished each time I see them. Amelia Chalfant, Alouette Batteau, and Isabella De Herdt. [caption id="attachment_2112" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="Belle Amie, 02.08.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014"]Belle Amie, 02.08.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption] A packed-house, extra-great show from The Nields: David Chalfant, Katryna Nields, Dave Hower, Nerissa Nields, and Paul Kochanski. [caption id="attachment_2105" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="The Nields, 02.08.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014"]The Nields, 02.08.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption]

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