Introducing: Belle Amie, 10.08.11

Belle Amie, Amelia Nields Chalfant and Isabella Deherdt, opened for the Nields on October 8 at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA.

Amelia, 10, and Isabella, 13, met at a music summer camp at the Institute for Musical Arts in Goshen, MA. It is a rock and roll camp just for girls. Amelia and Isabella have now been playing together for a year and a half. The duo took the stage, handled their instruments and gear, and performed original songs and covers with professional confidence and skill.

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There's no web site yet, and they are not allowed to have a Facebook page yet, but keep an ear open for Belle Amie!

The Little Brothers, 06.12.11

The Little Brothers at the Brooklyn Folk Fest, 06.12.11: Kim Basile, Frank Basile, and Mike Hoffmann, drawn with a bamboo pen and walnut ink. [caption id="attachment_1748" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="The Little Brothers, 06.12.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011"]The Little Brothers, 06.12.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011[/caption]

Sweet Soubrette, 09.24.11

Sweet Soubrette, in full big band mode: Stacy Rock, Heather Cole, Ellia Bisker, Bob Smith, Erin Rogers, Cecil Scheib, and John Waters.[caption id="attachment_1743" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Sweet Soubrette, 09.24.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011"]Sweet Soubrette, 09.24.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011[/caption]