Happy flowering spring! In this missive – opportunities to enjoy bossa nova music, see a new film for free, learn how to play harmonica for free, and help out a local musician who could really use it. This Sunday, May 28 I’m performing bossa novas with flutist Nancy Janoson and Joe Whalen at the Hawks […]

Rob Fletcher will be hosting a four-part workshop at the Erving Public Library! Rob will teach at 6PM on June 20th , July 11th & 18th and August 8th, 2017. FREE HARMONICAS.  The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Limited to 12. Please contact the Erving Public Library: 17 Moore Street […]

Welcome! Happy spring! The daffodils are singing, and the citrine leaves are unfurling! In this missive I give to you two great shows to check out, and an interview with Ed Brainerd about Chet Baker. Lastly, mark your calendars for two great spring shows. Both are at the Arts Block in Greenfield MA, part of […]

  Welcome! Happy spring! The ice and snow are melting, the rivers are roaring with life and the birds are returning. It’s time to come out of winter hibernation and savor the inimitable delight of live music! In this missive I give to you two great shows to check out, a few shows to plan […]

The evening will feature bossa nova music from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil featuring Rob Fletcher, nylon string guitar and vocals; Nancy Janoson, flute and saxophone; and Jason Shwartz, upright bass. The group will focus on interpreting the songs of bossa nova’s greatest composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim and its greatest artist, singer and guitarist Joao Gilberto. […]

This Friday, March 31 I’m very excited to return to Chandler’s at Yankee Candle (South Deerfield MA) for a very special night from 6-9 PM for Tex Mex! The menu is about half the price of usual entrees at Chandlers. I’m doing a very special ‘South of the Border’ show, focusing on music from Mexico […]

  Visit chandlers.yankeecandle.com for more info.

Here are some great quotes from interviews with jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman: “I’ve always liked different kinds of music. I just really try to express myself, whatever I honestly feel.” – Chico Freeman “I…felt that I really wanted to stay true to myself, in terms of my art. That is often the harder road to […]

Welcome! I’m back from performing and judging at the Asia Pacifica Harmonica Festival in Taiwan. What a trip! Thank you to everyone who reached out and shared their excitement and well wishes about me taking this special journey. I have lots of stories, photos and videos that I will share with you soon. This Thursday, […]