Jeff Martell & Libby Volckening CD Release Party

Jeff Martell & Libby Volckening CD Release Party

Sat ยท November 4, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

$10.00 - $15.00

Founded by long-time Pioneer Valley musician Jeff Martell in 2013, Heart Centered Kirtan offers a modern interpretation of the ancient practice of kirtan, devotional call-and-response singing, by weaving inspirational texts from ancient India into their own original blend of rock, blues, and reggae. In January 2016, Martell tragically died in an automobile accident just a few months into recording a CD of original songs with his partner Libby Volckening. Since that time, Volckening has been working with Garrett Sawyer of Northfire Recording Studio to transform those last recordings of Jeff's voice into a beautiful tribute to the duo and the music they created together. For the long-awaited CD release party, Volckening will be joined by James Robinson, Garrett Sawyer, Dave Noonan, Melissa Stevens, along with special guests Brian DiMartino on electric guitar and Andy Soles on harmonica. 

Heart Centered Kirtan
Heart Centered Kirtan
Founded by long-time Pioneer Valley musician Jeff Martell in 2013, Heart Centered Kirtan offers a modern interpretation of the ancient practice of kirtan, devotional call-and-response singing, by weaving inspirational texts from ancient India into their own original blend of rock, blues, and reggae. In January 2016, Martell tragically died in an automobile accident just a few months into recording a CD of original songs with his partner Libby Volckening. Since that time, Volckening has been working with Garrett Sawyer of Northfire Recording Studio to transform those last recordings of Jeff's voice into a beautiful tribute to the duo and the music they created together. For the long awaited CD release party, Volckening (harmonium/vox) will be joined by James Robinson (Trailer Park; guitar/vox), Garrett Sawyer (The Gaslight Tinkers; bass), Dave Noonan (Dave Noonan's Green Island; drum kit), Melissa Stevens (vox), along with special guests Brian DiMartino (Rhythm Inc., Rice: an american band) on electric guitar and Andy Soles (Rocky Hill Revival, Smack My Bishop) on harmonica. Come sing, dance, or just listen, and let the music clear your mind and soothe your heart. And get your very own copy of Jeff Martell's last studio recording while you're at it!
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/