Abe Loomis opened for Tracy Grammer at the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA: Dave Chalfant, Eric Lee, Abe Loomis, and Melissa Shetler. He’ll be announcing a new CD soon.
Tracy Grammer was joined by Jim Henry.
Music Festivals are not ideal places to draw. At least, not the main stages. I can’t get close enough, usually, well, it’s not the intimate situation I’m used to. At the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival this past August I was lucky to be granted a backstage pass thanks to one of my performer friends. This allowed me to sit stage right with a strange but interesting view of the stage. I was drawing the “Emerging Artists,” who get two songs apiece, so this was also quick work. Among these “Emerging Artists,’ were several bands I’ve been following for some time already. Here are two favorites:
Roosevelt Dime: Seth Paris, Eben Pariser, and Andrew Green.
Bobtown: Alan Lee Backer, Fred Stesney, Karen Dahlstrom, Jen McDearman, and Katherine Etzel.
My illustration “Downton Sounds” appears in the window of the music store, Downtown Sounds, for the next month or so. It was commissioned by the owner, Joe Blumenthal, and features the staff of Downtown Sounds, all holding ukuleles.
Downtown Sounds is on Pleasant Street in Northampton, MA.
Katryna Nields and Nerissa Nields, at the Jalopy!
Church of Betty Globestra, led by Chris Rael.
The M Shanghai String Band usually plays Jalopy the first Saturday of each month.