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:

Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014

Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014


The Spirit Family Reunion:
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


The Carolina Chocolate Drops: Malcolm Parson, Rhiannon Giddens, Hubby Jenkins, and Rowan Corbett.
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

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.

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

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.

Bright Lines, 02.23.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014

Bright Lines, 02.23.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014

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.

Belle Amie, 02.08.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014

Belle Amie, 02.08.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014

A packed-house, extra-great show from The Nields: David Chalfant, Katryna Nields, Dave Hower, Nerissa Nields, and Paul Kochanski.

The Nields, 02.08.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014

The Nields, 02.08.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014

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