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Patty Larkin
Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Patty Larkin ~ vocals, guitar Acoustic Guitar hails her "soundscape experiments" while Rolling Stone praises her "evocative and sonic shading." She has been described as "riveting" (Chicago Tribune), "hypnotic" (Entertainment Weekly) and a "drop-dead brilliant" performer (Performing Songwriter). Patty Larkin's most recent release, Still Green, her 13th recording, is co-produced with Mike Denneen (Aimee Mann, Howie Day). Still Green plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea traveling from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. Much of it written in a primitive dune shack on the Outer Banks of Cape Cod's National Seashore, Still Green is a fresh approach to sound and life from a legendary songwriter who continues to amaze. Patty's previous release, 25, celebrated a quarter century of music making with a 25-song, career retrospective reworked with voice and guitar and 25 friends. Among them, Grammy winners (Rosanne Cash, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Janis Ian), and a veritable who's-who of singer songwriters (Bruce Cockburn, Martin Sexton, Dar Williams, Greg Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter), and others. Patty Larkin grew up in a musical and artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Descended from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers, her mother was a painter, her sisters both musicians. She learned at a young age to appreciate the beauty of the arts. She began classical piano studies at age 7, and became swept up in the sounds of pop and folk in the 60s, teaching herself the guitar and experimenting with songwriting in high school. An English major, Larkin sang throughout her high school and college career, starting out in coffeehouses in Oregon and San Francisco. Upon graduation from the University of Oregon, she moved to Boston and devoted herself to music, busking on the streets of Cambridge and studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and with Boston area jazz guitarists. Patty is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music, where she is now an Artist in Residence. Patty has earned an eleven Boston Music Awards and has been honored by Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino with "Patty Larkin Appreciation Day" in recognition of her philanthropic Contributions to non-profit organizations. Photo by Jana Leon

When: Jun 10, 2017 7:30PM to Jun 10, 2017 10pm in New Salem, MA
Cost: 0 - 20 USD

Season Tickets

This Season Ticket is valid for admission to all 19 events in our regular season this summer from June 10 through August 12, 2017. Support the Meetinghouse by purchasing a ticket for our whole summer all at once. Make your life easier by having only one ticket to purchase. Buy one ticket and come to as many of our concerts as you like! Patty Larkin 6/10 Quabbin Valley Pro Musica 6/11 The Water Project Reunion 6/16 Shokazoba 6/17 The Gypsy Wranglers 6/22 David Mallett 6/24 The Wildcat OHalloran Band 6/29 The Twangtown Paramours 7/1 Fire Pond 7/6 The O-Tones 7/8 Duo Deja vu 7/9 The Mad World of Adam Bergeron 7/15 Erin Dubois with Andrew DAntonio 7/16 Jon McAuliffe 7/20 The Green Sisters 7/22 Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart 7/27 Jeff Snow 7/29 Lonesome Brothers 8/5 Anthony Kaczynski Rock Tri-fecta with Trusty Sidekick & Fireking 8/12 These are will-call tickets. We will have your purchase on file and a special season ticket to give you at your first concert.

When: Jun 10, 2017 7:30PM to Aug 12, 2017 10pm in New Salem, MA
Cost: 130 - 130 USD

Quabbin Valley Pro Musica

QVPM will sing works by Beethoven, Bach, Thompson, Elgar & Parry, new pieces composed by chorus members Senier, Chase & Pollitt, plus text by Beckwith. Dr. Charles Heffernan ~ Music Conductor Quabbin Valley Pro Musica ~ chorus The Meetinghouse's resident chorus, Quabbin Valley Pro Musica, is known for its varied music and high-quality concerts. Dr. Heffernan, Music Conductor, is professor emeritus of music at the University of MA, Amherst. His conducting and teaching careers have taken him from coast to coast in the US and Canada as he has groomed choruses, music educators, and solo performers. This concert's program includes: Hallelujah ~ Beethoven Take Joy Home ~ Carolyn Brown Senier Let Love Rule the World ~ Richard Adam Chase Psalm 19 ~ Allison Pollitt Gas (spoken with vocal sound effects) ~ John Beckwith Hallelujah ~ Bach passages from The Testament of Freedom ~ Randall Thompson (words by Thomas Jefferson) Land of Hope and Glory ~ Elgar Jerusalem ~ Parry

When: Jun 11, 2017 4pm to Jun 11, 2017 6pm in New Salem, MA
Cost: 0 - 15 USD

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About New Salem, MA
The Town of New Salem Massachusetts was founded in 1753 and is located in Franklin County.

Those in the area should visit the Swift River Valley Historical Society for a piece of town history. Also visit the Bears Den which is a 100 foot deep gorge that was carved by the swift river cascading off granite cliffs and this was also said to be the meeting place for Indian Tribes.

The town remains to be a quiet rural bedroom community.