Tracy Grammer with Abe Loomis at the Iron Horse

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. [caption id="attachment_2097" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="Abe Loomis and Band, 01.11.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014"]Abe Loomis and Band, 01.11.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption] Tracy Grammer was joined by Jim Henry. [caption id="attachment_2098" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="Jim Henry and Tracy Grammer, 01.11.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014"]Jim Henry and Tracy Grammer, 01.11.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption]

Bobtown and Roosevelt Dime, 08.12.13

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. [caption id="attachment_2090" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="Roosevelt Dime, 08.02.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013"]Roosevelt Dime, 08.02.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013[/caption] Bobtown: Alan Lee Backer, Fred Stesney, Karen Dahlstrom, Jen McDearman, and Katherine Etzel. [caption id="attachment_2089" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="Bobtown, 08.02.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013"]Bobtown, 08.02.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013[/caption]