With a desire to honor the tradition of woman musicians and artists of the Pioneer Valley, Nest Productions and PRIA Music Marketing have teamed up to create a special showcase night featuring some of the valley’s favorite lady musicians: Ursula Elmes, EMMA JUNE, Courtney Parker, and Fire Letters. This event is also the official after-party for the Pioneer Valley Women’s March, so we come together on this night “to reaffirm our commitment to a positive and just future for all, to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year.”
“…sings about the ways in which we build ourselves into empty factories of potential productivity & transform ourselves into lonely machines. Music unfolds into a howl and takes you away without apology.”
“Solo music for the masses! Honest songs and real tunes. Original music, original human.”
Courtney Parker Is a singer/songwriter from Northampton, MA. She can be seen in such projects as Shiprock & Anchordog, Jon Carroll & BraveSoul, rice: an American Band, and Rodd Cummings & The Vibrators. Additionally, she has been a proud member of Western MA collective of musicians, Llama Lasagne, since 2013, which mounts biannual productions benefitting various charities throughout the valley. Tonight Courtney is performing with Evan Curran of Shiprock & Anchordog and Kathryn Rapacki of Fat Bradley and The Mary Jane Jones.
Fire Letters is a guitar and synth-driven duo that recently relocated to Western Massachusetts from Puerto Rico. Conde and Frances joined forces in mid-2014, giving life to mesmerizing and mystical soundscapes crafted from the soul, combining both electric and acoustic instrumentation with ethereal and heart-felt vocals.