"Raise Your Voice" Concert for Amherst Media

Raise Your Voice Campaign

Come Celebrate and Join the Fun at the "Raise Your Voice" Concert for Amherst Media, Sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. 

When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 
Where: The Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle St, Amherst
Time: 4-7 o’clock in the evening 
Why: All proceeds go to benefit new building fund 
Cost: $75 per ticket 

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Come and enjoy the music of local area musicians at the newly renovated home of the Amherst Woman's Club. The event includes generous door prizes, beverages, hors d’oeuvres, technology demonstrations by Makers @ Amherst Media, and a photo booth!


4:15 PM (inside):  Stephen Page

Steven Page

Steve Page, pianist, studied jazz at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and later worked with with jazz luminaries Billy Taylor, Yusef Lateef, Andy LaVerne, Kenny Werner and renowned music educator Charlie Banaco. Stephen cultivated his sound by dissecting and analyzing the greats who influenced him – Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Bud Powell, Art Tatum and Oscar Peters on among others. From the complex to the lilting, Stephen skillfully mixes the color of sound to create an aural picture of a song in any style, whether it be a jazz standard, classical piece or original composition.


4:50 PM (outside):  JuneBell

June Bell

JuneBell is the musical duo Helmi Pucino, (guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals) and Ruth Critcher (guitar, vocals). JuneBell has been playing in the Pioneer Valley for the last 5 years. The duo plays an eclectic mix of blues, rock, folk and bluegrass music. Helmi Pucino is from Amherst, MA and lives part-time in New York City, where she works as a self-employed management consultant. She plays annually in the NYC Uptown Arts Stroll concert, and in a variety of venues around the city. She is an enthusiastic member of the weekly Thursday bluegrass jam at O’s in Sunderland. Ruth Critcher is a freelance editor who lives in Leeds, MA. Besides harmonizing with Helmi in JuneBell, she also sings in After The Rain, an acoustic group that specializes in three-part harmony. Visit http://junebellmusic.wordpress.com or email junebellmusic@gmail.com for more information. 


5:25 PM (inside): Dan Daniels 

Dan Daniels

Dan Daniels is a singer-songwriter and professional musician performing solo or with his band (“The Dan Daniels Band”) in concerts around the state with a Americana-country-folk approach. With his former band, “Dan Daniels and Your No Good Buddies”, he put out three CD’s: “Guts and Gravel” (2004), “Geezer Rock” (2007), and “Nobody’s Fool” (2010). In Nobody’s Fool, he shifted to a new emphasis on acoustic country with shades of bluegrass and old timey country music. In 2017 he released a fourth album of Bluegrass and original folk songs. Dan's music is a combination of social commentary, fun lyrics, uplifting tunes, and strong musical hooks leads to a satisfying musical experience for one and all.


6:00 PM (outside):  Orlen & Gabriel 

Orien & Gabriel

Michael Orlen is a singer songwriter with roots in the Boston music scene of the late sixties and early seventies. He was a frequent performer at legendary Boston venues including the Sword in the Stone and Turk’s Head. He performed alone and later as a member of folk pop duo "Orlen and Gabriel", as well as the popular seventies acoustic rock trio "Home Free". He now lives in the northern Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts, is a member of the Franklin County Musician¹s Cooperative, and has performed at coffee houses and festivals throughout New England and in New York state. His own songs are confident expressions of optimism with a dose of irony thrown in. He also draws on an extensive knowledge of twentieth century folk, blues, and ragtime music to choose songs that resonate in today’s world. His pleasure in performing these songs is obvious and infectious, and his engagement with his audience adds an extra dimension to his shows. In this event, he’ll be joined by his longtime music and life partner, Christine (Gabriel) Orlen.


6:30 PM (inside):  Dr. Ruth Bass Green 

Ruth Bass

Dr. Ruth Bass Green is an active educator, teacher of piano and voice and a church musician. Founder of the Hazelle Catherine Bass Institute for the Arts (HCBInstituteforthearts.org), she has served underprivileged and privileged students of diverse age, race and gender for over 50 years. In her work as music educator, she is a spokeswoman for the legacy of the Negro Spirituals and the priceless contributions they bring to the genre of music in the Americas. She is unerring in her belief and devotion to the idea that “music is a healing, cross- cultural gift and bridge” that can unite and grow connections at profound levels of heart, mind and spirit.