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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: [caption id="attachment_2141" align="alignleft" width="490"]Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014 Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption] The Spirit Family Reunion: [caption id="attachment_2139" align="alignleft" width="490"]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[/caption] The Carolina Chocolate Drops: Malcolm Parson, Rhiannon Giddens, Hubby Jenkins, and Rowan Corbett. [caption id="attachment_2142" align="alignleft" width="490"]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[/caption]

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. [caption id="attachment_2135" align="alignleft" width="490"]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[/caption]

04.13.13 at the Jalopy: Church of Betty and M. Shanghai

Church of Betty Globestra, led by Chris Rael. [caption id="attachment_2063" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="The Church of Betty Globestra, 04.13.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013"]The Church of Betty Globestra, 04.13.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013[/caption] The M Shanghai String Band usually plays Jalopy the first Saturday of each month. [caption id="attachment_2064" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="M Shanghai, 04.13.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013"]M Shanghai, 04.13.13. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2013[/caption]

The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, 12.22.12

The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues released an LP, the second ever under the Jalopy label, on December 22, 2012. The record is of shiny blue vinyl, and includes a comic written by Ernesto Gomez and illustrated by Jess Ruliffson: also all the song lyrics, some great photos, and more art. CD's are also available. A performance by Isto opened the show. I always enjoy his skill and humor so much. [caption id="attachment_2015" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="Isto, 12.22.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012"]Isto, 12.22.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012[/caption] Then the Brotherhood filled the stage. Geoff Wiley, Artie Stiles, Jackson Lynch, Ernie Vega, Ernesto Gomez, Jerie Choi, Alex Battles (downstage left), and Pat Conte. From my seat I regretted that I could not see Rashad Brown at the piano. [caption id="attachment_2016" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, 12.22.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012"]The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, 12.22.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012[/caption]