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]