Mid-Season Concert & Dance

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Doors 7:30  -  Show 7:45  -  Dance 9:30-midnight
First Churches, 11 Center St Northampton

Get your advance tickets while they're hot! Full show information below.

Tickets purchased online will be held at will-call under the name on your credit card or PayPal account.
Any questions, please contact Jasper at (413)658-7011 or jasper (insert @ if you're human) dancespree.org.

$12 advance/$15 door
ages 9 & under are free

All proceeds to People's Music Network

The People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom & Struggle is a diverse community of singers, artists, activists and allies that cultivates music and cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world.


Deborah Silverstein & the Band of Erics

          Deborah Silverstein (Cambridge, MA) is an evocative singer-songwriter with a witty edge.  Her Americana music is rich in harmony and rooted in mountain melody. Deborah has been a presence on the Boston area acoustic music scene since the mid-70's when she was a founding member of the New Harmony Sisterhood Band whose album "And Ain't I a Woman" is part of the Smithsonian Folk Life Collection.  Her first solo album "Around the Next Bend" was nominated for Best Folk Album of the Year in the Boston Music Awards.  Her newest solo album, "Precious Time," was released in the spring of 2016 and received a glowing reception. 
          Deborah is performing currently on the acoustic circuit with her "Band of Erics" - Eric Wells on harmony and lead guitar, Eric Levenson on bass, Eric Kilburne on mandolin and dobro, and Art Schatz on fiddle.         

Flame 'n' Peach

          This "dance folk" band formed in 2013 and includes Jay Winell and Tonez Hall (Northampton, MA) who create musical experiences. Through music, interaction and performance they seek to honor past social movements and motivate bravery.  Flame is a reference to our collective dignified rage and Peach reminds us to savor and appreciate what is positive.
          Their songwriting seeks to inspire hope, and more importantly, action!          www.liberatedwaffles.org

Gloria Matlock

           Gloria Matlock (Greenfield, MA) is an educator, dancer, poet, chorus director, and playwright. She grew up singing gospel and spirituals with The Robinson Singers, directed by her mother—songs that had been passed down from her great great grandmother. She has presented her workshops using music to heal racism throughout the U.S. and beyond.

Tracy Walker

          Tracy Walker (Belchertown, MA) is a certified teacher, a mother of three, and a musician. She has worked in middle schools in Oregon and in Ludlow, MA teaching English.  Tracy plays piano, studies guitar, writes songs, and fights to get her own children to practice their instruments.

Ben Grosscup

           Ben Grosscup (Greenfield, MA) is the Executive Director of People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom & Struggle. He uses the power of song to amplify and accentuate the ideas and values of the transformative social movements he is part of. Ben plays at rallies, picket lines, conferences, coffee houses, and house concerts, and works tirelessly to enable many other musicians to be heard as well.