Valley Show Girl: A Night of Funky R&B for Jane Doe Inc.
Jan24

Valley Show Girl: A Night of Funky R&B for Jane Doe Inc.

I love it when music collides with a charitable fundraiser event, especially when that event involves human rights. The happenings at The O’s Music Bar in Sunderland last week were just that. Rise Up Productions, a liberal activist group of musicians and actors based here in the Valley, put on music shows and theater events for various local charities. Each event, so far, has been focused on a different beneficiary for each show. “We...

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Iron Horse Entertainment Group Marketing Director Jim Neill Leaves For DSP Shows
Jan03

Iron Horse Entertainment Group Marketing Director Jim Neill Leaves For DSP Shows

For more than a decade, Jim Neill has worked as the marketing director of the Iron Horse Entertainment Group (IHEG),  promoting shows featuring local and national acts, acting as a spokesperson for the venue group, a media liaison, and one of the most prominent faces of IHEG. Neill recently left IHEG to become director of marketing for Ithaca, N.Y.,-based DSP Shows’ Northampton office. He didn’t apply for the job, but was asked to...

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Austin James on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage
Dec28

Austin James on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Austin James, who plays guitar, violin, and keyboards, performs original indie rock music mixed with folk pop sensibilities. James performed on the Valley Advocate Sessions stage on Nov. 28. Interview with Austin...

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VIDEO: Austin James on Sessions Friday
Dec27

VIDEO: Austin James on Sessions Friday

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Austin James, who plays guitar, violin, and keyboards, performs original indie rock music mixed with folk pop sensibilities. James performed on the Valley Advocate Sessions stage on Nov. 28 and the complete video of his performance will be released this...

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VIDEO: Nate Martel on Sessions Friday
Dec20

VIDEO: Nate Martel on Sessions Friday

Singer-songwriter Nate Martel plays acoustic roots rock music that doesn’t skimp on soul. Martel is also a member of local psychedelic rock group, Outer Stylie, which previously performed on Valley Advocate Sessions. He recently released his first solo album, “Short Stay.” Martel’s complete Sessions performance will be released this Friday, until then here’s a teaser of Martel playing alongside cellist...

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