2017 Music

2017 Music Calendar

These wonderful musicians will be joining us at the Market this season, and will be with us from 3:00 – 6:00!

If you’d like to come play on a date that is open, please get in touch by email, & put Music in the subject line:    ShelburneFallsFarmersMarket@gmail.com

(Please note: there is no electricity on site.)

26 May

Unfortunately, today’s musician needed to reschedule.

02 June

Lui Collins


Folk singer/songwriter Lui Collins has been performing, writing and recording for over 40 years, earning international acclaim for her music.   Her repertoire, accompanied on tenor ukulele and banjo, ranges from original and traditional folk songs and American standards to bossa nova in the original Brazilian Portuguese.  She’s made 16 CDs, performed on others’ projects, and shared the stage with such folk-world notables as Tom Rush, Bonnie Raitt, and Stan Rogers.

Lui has been hailed by the Boston Herald as a “folksinger for our times” and by the Boston Globe as “one of New England’s first and brightest stars.”  She was voted third most popular performer at the Champlain Valley Festival in 1992, along with Pete Seeger and French Canadian band La Bottine Souriante.  Renowned guitarist Dave van Ronk called her “one of the best guitarist-arrangers I have heard in years.”  Canadian folk icon Stan Rogers quipped, “Lui sings my songs better than I do,” and Waterbug Records’ Andrew Calhoun claims, “Lui’s got the juju!”

In a parallel musical adventure, Collins founded Upside-Up Music and began teaching family music classes in 2003.  She is currently up to her ears adapting her Kids’ Jam curriculum for homeschoolers and other families-at-a-distance, as Upside-Up’s Music at Home.


09 June

Kevin Jones

KevinJonesPromo   Kevin’s performances are mainstream jazz — standards, swing, blues Latin, etc.
Live guitar and voice, and digital accompaniments.

For more pictures and a number of sample tunes, go to:


16 June

Sonny Crawford

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playing traditional folk music on fiddle and banjo

23 June — Customer Appreciation Day

Two Musicians will each be performing a set today:



Bri is a self-proclaimed ‘quirky’ performer who always puts her perspective on everything she sings. Along with her two ukuleles Gus and Lucy, her haunting yet peppy renditions of familiar and not-so-familiar songs (from almost any genre) plus her original music will have you moving, tapping and singing along! Bri is one of three performers in her family and she enjoys playing with them often as well! Listen to Bri at www.instagram.com/vera.bri.dave and www.youtube.com/channel/UC7aqmuBEeHD76_F1QsvzlEg





Vera is a 15 year old singer/songwriter whose is fast making a name for herself in the Shelburne Falls area. She sings and plays both original and covers on her Ukulele, and she is a regular busker – usually with one or two of her 4 siblings tagging along to sing and dance with her! She has an honest and beautiful voice that rings of experience far beyond her years. She is one of three performers in her family with whom she performs on the occasion. You can hear her work at www.instagram.com/vera.bri.dave


30 June

Mary Fraser

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Mary Lauren Fraser grew up playing classical violin and made the switch to traditional fiddling by traveling throughout Scotland, Ireland and southern Appalachia at age 20. She now performs throughout New England and is in high demand as a fiddle teacher.


07 July

Serenata Mandolin Trio
Serenata Mandolin Trio plays music for 2 mandolins and guitar from the four decades surrounding 1900 on antique instruments. That time has been called the “Golden Era” of the mandolin. They’ll play Italian, American, and Italian-American dances and arrangements from that time, along with a little ragtime and a few Tin Pan Alley numbers. Serenata Mandolin Trio is: Peggy Hart and Chris Stetson, mandolins; Eliza D’Agostino, guitar.


14 July

Tim Van Egmond

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Folksinger and storyteller Tim Van Egmond weaves together songs, tunes, and tales – moving easily from a rousing singalong or a toe-tapping tune to a gripping story. He accompanies himself on a wide variety of traditional instruments, including hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, mouth bow, and limberjack (a dancing wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm on a paddle board). His spellbinding talent, dynamic style, and engaging warmth create a magical experience for all ages.

Contact info:    (413) 367-9304     www.timvanegmond.com   tim@timvanegmond.com

21 July

Kevin Jones





Kevin’s performances are mainstream jazz — standards, swing, blues Latin, etc.
Live guitar and voice, and digital accompaniments.

For more pictures and a number of sample tunes, go to:


28 July — Children’s Day

Musica Franklin

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“Musica Franklin offers a free intensive music program where students learn social and academic skills while experiencing the joy of making music together. We believe that the pursuit of musical excellence teaches students to strive for excellence in all areas of their lives. Musica Franklin is modeled on El Sistema, a hugely successful music and social change program started in Venezuela 40 years ago. El Sistema is now practiced all over the world, helping to lift up children and their families.”


04 August

Sue Kranz


Sue Kranz is a lover of music from all genres. A gifted singer-songwriter, guitarist and flutist, she has been performing since the age of 15 in a wide range of venues, from coffeehouses to classrooms. A world traveler who has collaborated musically from Peru to Nepal, Sue recently returned from Spain where she walked the Camino de Santiago with her flute, sharing music and jamming along the way.

Sue has released three recordings of original songs and covers and one CD with Ben Tousley. Sharing music with others is her greatest source of happiness.

11 August

Joshua Wachtel


Joshua Wachtel launched Radio Free Earth in 1998 as a Crossover band that could play all kinds of music and speak to the moment as times changed. Since then, he has performed solo, with Radio Free Earth as a duo, a 7-piece band and everything in between. By presenting rare gems unearthed from the tremendous heritage of American and world music during the past hundred years, along with their own insightful, incisive, humorous and moving originals, Radio Free Earth forges a coherent repertoire from the most diverse elements. At once irreverent and serious, humorous and instructive, acoustic and electric, political and spiritual, Radio Free Earth takes you on a musical journey that illuminates the human condition along with possibilities for transcending our present circumstances.


18 August

Glenn Roth

GlennRothPromoGlenn Roth plays high-energy acoustic fingerstyle guitar originals, with influences ranging from Tommy Emmanuel to Tool.  Based in Connecticut, Glenn tours regularly throughout the northeast and beyond, including a recent stint across Europe as part of the Master Guitar Tour.  Glenn has won fans worldwide through his touring, YouTube videos, and busking in the New York City subway system as a licensed performer in the Music Under New York program. He has been hailed as “A gifted player on the rise…” with “delicate, accomplished solo acoustic guitar work.” Glenn released his 5th CD album titled “Welcome Home” in the fall of 2015.


25 August — Veggie Day


01 September

Loren Feinstein

08 September

Violet Walker


For much more than 50 years, Violet Walker has been making music on a bunch of different instruments (and singing), but playing the Musical Saw is her real passion. It makes perfect sense that Violet would find and master a musical instrument that mimics a singing soprano, a mezzo or even a full rich alto sound.  For over twenty five years she made a mark for herself as a children’s entertainer primarily as a clown, and has delighted thousands of children, young and old, with her antics.  Since clowns tend to do or try to do things that others wouldn’t want to, she decided to make unusual music on a common carpenter’s saw.  By applying her magic touch and a cello bow, she creates a very unique sound.  She plays vintage tunes, jazz and classical pieces as she creates beautiful smooth, some say unearthly music on her Saw.  Often unaccompanied, but sometimes with an ensemble, you will hear joyous, brooding, sultry, stirring and familiar music.  She says you’ll like it. Violet has performed across the Northeast and locally at museum and gallery openings, on the streets of Northampton, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls, in churches, hospitals, with orchestras, and a variety of bands.

Contact info: 413-768-9264, vwalker59@comcast.net

15 September

Kevin Jones

22 September — Fiber Day

Violet Walker

29 September

Mary Fraser

06 October

Mary Fraser

13 October — Cider Day

Loren Feinstein

20 October

Rafe and Alyssa


27 October

Sonny Crawford

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19 November — Autumn Market

Set 1: Pat and Tex LaMountain

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Pat & Tex LaMountain have been singing and writing their unique upbeat Americana flavored songs for four decades. Influenced by folk, country, bluegrass, pop, rock, and swing, they present a seasoned blend of melody, message and harmony featuring Pat’s crystal clear vocals and Tex’s tenor voice and unique guitar picking style. . Their music is inspired by their daily lives, family, personal relationships and their ongoing spiritual journeys.

They have eight albums and a lifetime of performances to their credit, including festivals, clubs, coffeehouses, community concerts, radio, television documentaries and films.


Set 2: Co-op Jazz