SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
THREE SISTERS SANCTUARY GOSHEN, MA 3:30 - 5:00
BENEFIT CONCERT for CANCER CONNECTION
GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE SEPTEMBER 20th - 27th
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1OTH BASCOM LODGE 6:00 - 7:00pm JOANNE SPIES AND DOUG TANNER
A favorite yearly gig, the views are astounding from Mt. Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts and dinner at the Lodge is always memorable and delicious. Old friend Doug Tanner of the Gypsy Wranglers plays so many instruments - banjo, guitar, fiddle, chromatic harmonica, mandolin - he needs to set up a good hour earlier. Thanks, Doug!
For more info: 917 - 680 - 0079 Free Admission Allow 30 minutes drive from Lanesboro to top of the mountain - lots of scenic overviews -
DIRECTIONS -> https://www.bascomlodge.net/1009/Page.aspx
SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd RIVERWALK - GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 2:00 - 4:00pm
Join us for HEARTFLOW The event offers an opportunity for people to connect with the river as a community and individually. BerkCirque will open the event at Cottage St. with circus-style fun against the backdrop of the Housatonic. A gentle half-mile procession along the Housatonic River Walk will follow, with pauses for assembling pinwheel blessings, listening to poems, RAV drum, cello music and a chance to pay respect to the river. The intent is to connect us to the beauty, grandeur and importance of the Housatonic River and build awareness about the rights of nature movement. Families and people of all ages are invited to join the procession at any point or for its entirety.
Look for me adding the sounds of my RAV drum and water songs/poems near the end of the walk.
What: “Heartflow – Honoring the Housatonic River” is a community celebration/procession/ceremony along Housatonic River Walk in Great Barrington.
When: Saturday, June 22, 2-4 pm
Where: Beginning at Stanley Park (across from Cumberland Farms) culminating at the W. E. B. Du Bois Rain Garden with stops along the way for information, reflection and creativity.
Who: All are invited to be part of this observance hosted by the Housatonic River Walk.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15th
3:00 - 4:00pm
I’m excited to play my RAV drum at Family Day
IS183, Art School of the Berkshires
13 Willard Hill Road | Stockbridge, MA
Phone (413) 298-5252
*********************** ~ ******************************* SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH SHAWN STEVENS and FRIENDS AT KRIPALU
Looking forward to joining my Mohican friend and ‘brother’ Shawn, who will share his songs, stories and music in a concert at Kripalu.
For more info: 866.200.5203
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health 57 Interlaken Road Stockbridge, MA
CATA’s 2019 Gala and Annual Performance May 11 & 12, 2019
Shakespeare & Company
Tina Packer Playhouse
70 Kemble Street; Lenox, MA
Gala Performance and Dinner Saturday, May 11th, 2019 5:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 · 1pm
CATA’s signature public event, the Gala and Annual Performance is the culmination of hundreds of performing arts workshops and a celebration of the tremendous artistry of people with disabilities. Hosted at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse, the event is a powerful demonstration of community and inclusion —“one of the most joyous and inspiring events of the year.”
I'm honored to celebrate nineteen years with CATA's Art Cart program, bringing music, art and movement to six Berkshire Healthcare settings.
This year I'll be joined in the performance by faculty artists Jeanne Laurin Schnackenberg, Wes Buckley, Aimee Gelinas, Robin O’Herin, CATA staff member Chris Watford and a host of fabulous CATA artists
It’s always a joy to sing with Shawn Stevens when he visits his Mohican homeland here and shares stories and songs. Ana Maria from Brazil joined us .
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18th Friends Meeting House 280 State Road (Route 23) Great Barrington, MA
JOANNE SPIES WES BUCKLEY 2:30 - 4:00pm
SONGS & SAYINGS
original songs~ Americana, blues, jazz, folk - Guitars, ukelele, saxophone and audience - the elemental orchestra.
suggested donation:$10 - $20 Fundraiser for People’s Pantry email: spiesarts@gmail for more info Canned goods and non-perishables welcome; cranberry sauce, stuffing, etc. for Thanksgiving!
Looking forward to singing my new song here:
COMFIE AND THE CROP CIRCLES! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th 1:00pm
-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X- HARVEST OF HOPE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd NOON - 11pm
Join me for original groove songs, Americana and new songs created by the community on the festival stage. @3:45
See you at the workshop beginning at 1:00 at the Pittsfield Common: "Honoring the Earth: Honoring Ourselves ~ Creating Songs of Hope:" we will explore the elements of earth, water, fire and air and find ways to transform hope into action for ourselves and our community.
``````````````````````````````````` MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th 7:00 PM THE ARTFUL MIND GALLERY 22 WALKER STREET LENOX, MA
Romare Bearden and jazz, Mondrian and boogie woogie, Grandma Moses and Shaker songs ~ Join singer songwriter and visual artist JoAnne Spies in this exploration of the connections between music and visual art. We will look for the elements of music found in the design of a painting and enjoy listening to music and looking at art in a new way. JoAnne will improvise music to her collages that are in the gallery.
Collage/ink and pen 13 x 10 JoAnne Spies "Let Me Count the Ways"
Thanks to all who came to this second reception ! I have seven new works up, and hope you can stop by the gallery in Lenox. It's an airy, beautiful space with a terrific array of wonderful artists.
RECEPTION FOR BERKSHIRE FINE ARTISTS SATURDAY JULY 28 4 - 7PM
COME CELEBRATE ART IN THE BERKSHIRES THIS SUMMER! An eclectic collection of works of art by dedicated and established artists from the Berkshires.
See more here: https://www.theartfulmindgallery.com
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2018
BASCOM LODGE ATOP MOUNT GREYLOCK Adams, MA
JoAnne Spies and Special Guest Doug Tanner of the Gypsy Ramblers
Love this annual gig at the spectacular Lodge, and happy that Doug Tanner can join in. We always learn new things about chromatic harmonicas, mandolins and banjos from Doug.
Consider staying for dinner afterwards ~~~
Original songs, poems, and stories with a melodic groove. Guitar, ukelele, and tank drum; banjo and mandolin.
6pm - 7pm
FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.
Allow 40 minutes for ride to the top from Lanesboro.
Address: North Adams Road, Adams, MA 01220
Phone: (413) 743-1591
Art Opening Saturday, June 23rd 4pm - 7pm
Ten of my drawings are at the Artful Mind Gallery this summer, along with 22 other wonderful artists.
"Before the Lightbearer" - from 'Spiral Up' series JoAnne Spies
May 12 and May 13, 2018 CATA''s 25th Anniversary Gala & Performance Weekend
awakening the dreamer symposium
I'll be leading thesymposium in song before the afternoon workshops.:
Listen to kick-off song: "Where is the Watershed?"
Hoo! WHO!! It's YOU!!
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 9:30 AM to 5 PM EST
Registration begins at 9:00 AM
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery – University of Tampa
310 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Arrive to find yourself immersed in the alternative habitats of “When the Water Rises,” Julie Heffernan’s exhibition created in response to environmental disaster and planetary excess, the picture-perfect setting for this extraordinary gathering of Tampa Bay ‘Game Changers’ and citizens.
Together we will examine the challenges and the opportunities we have as a Tampa Bay family to create a better future - COLLABORATIVELY.
We will delve into the unique circumstances of our area and the solutions activists and trailblazers are busy implementing.
We will explore ways to join forces to make our bay area a truly heartwarming and interconnected community to call home.
We will present the three-hour, transformative and riveting Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium which has inspired and empowered people all over the world to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on the planet.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD guthrie center AT THE OLD TRINITY CHURCH
2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 • Phone (413) 528-1955
Praise Sunday at the Guthrie Center
Services offered on first Sunday of every month.
Starting at 11:00 AM and ending around 12:00 Noon.
Officiated by Reverend Joni Carron.
BYOG (Bring Your Own God). All welcome!
Sunday, october 22
This year’s FODfest will reflect the roots where it all began 12 years ago… Back to the Backyard. And so for no other reason than to simply honor how and where this journey started and what would have been Daniel Pearl's 54th birthday, FODfest 2017 - Back to the Backyard will happen on Sunday, October 22 from 3-6pm outside the home of Music in Common founder & director Todd Mack.
For more info: musicincommon.org
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
To reserve a seat for this benefit concert: Call 413-528-0240
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
4:00 - 4:30 Harvest of Hope, at The Commons in Pittsfield, MA
All afternoon from 1:00 onward, music and workshops!
Sunday, August 27th
9 am - 10 am Songs and Stories
please note it's an hour earlier than listed and starts at 9
444 North Street Pittsfield, MA ~ 413-443-1792
HOOT.LOVE WITH THE HOPING MACHINE - in a down-home all ages community music festival Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, New York
1:10PM - 2:00PM
AUGUST 5th and 6TH
MUSIC AND MEDICINE CONFERENCE BRIDGEPORT, CT
presenting 'Story Songs : Using Poetry and Music to Build Community and Heal'
in concert SATURDAY 7:00-8:00PM TRANSFORMATION THROUGH IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE
SUNDAY, JULY 23rd
JoAnne Spies and Special Guest Doug Tanner of the Gypsy Ramblers
Original songs, poems, and stories with a melodic groove.
Guitar, ukelele, and tank drum; banjo and mandolin.
6pm - 7pm
FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.
sunday, july 9th
sand springs benefit with amrita lash ~ 3 - 4 pm
158 Sand Springs Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
P: (413) 458-6026
MAY 13 and 14th
EVERYDAY PEOPLE at Shakespeare & Company
Looking forward to premiering a new song with Jeanne Laurin Schnackenberg at Everyday People – CATA’s Annual Performance & Gala.
Everyday People will take place at the Tine Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA.
Saturday, May 13 – CATA’s Gala evening includes cocktails at 5 pm, performance at 6 pm, buffet reception with music and dancing to follow. Call 413-528-5485 for more information.
Sunday, May 14 – CATA’s Matinee is $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The performance begins at 1 pm.
Here's link for tickets and more info.
MAY 20th CONCERT AT KRIPALU
I'm excited to be singing in concert with my friend Shawn Stevens on Saturday evening, alongside yoga teacher Jennifer Reis, May 20th at Kripalu.
Over the years Shawn has taken part in "Sounding Mohican Pathways," an educational and cultural exchange program that I created in collaboration with Tammis Coffin, Education Director at the Mission House. Thank you to the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Stockbridge Cultural Council for their help funding this program.
Note Special pricing is available for Berkshire County residents; $60 per day commuter fee from Friday to Sunday. For more information, call 866.200.5203.
Register here for Kripalu R & R week-end.
The Hoping Machine
Songs of the Revolution
with Sarah Lee Guthrie
and the Hoping Machine singers
More info here: The Guthrie Center
Doors open at 6:00 show starts at 8:00
Mountain Blessing Song
Come to Bascom Lodge at noon to kick off their 80th season by joining me in a mountain blessing song.
Incantations and Song Magic 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Mt. Greylock is not only the highest mountain in Massachusetts, but J.K. Rowling has designated it as the home of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardy!
Come join me at Bascom Lodge as we weave our magic, creating our own chants and songs.
Hogwarts Classroom = Bascom Lodge?
In this two hour workshop we will determine if we’re Thunderbirds, Horned Serpents, Pukwudgies or Wampuses and then create incantations, chants or poems based on our character. What is the sound at the heart of the snake horn fragment? Our creations can be performed or kept secret.
Rhythm instruments will be provided or found outdoors.
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay what you will: legal tender or dragon heartstring