Reggae Singer from Jamaica to Play Brattleboro

When N.L. Dennis was singing in a recording studio with Toots and the Maytals, Bob Marley stopped by to listen. Marley praised Dennis's delivery. Today, Dennis lives in his native Jamaica and joins hundreds of Jamaicans who come to Vermont every summer in search of better paying work. Most of them work on vegetable farms and at apple orchards. Dennis works as a reggae musician.

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash will play a concert in Keene on Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. She will play the Colonial Theater. You can hear one of her songs at:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform in Northampton on Sunday, February 18 at 3 p.m., and at 7 p.m. Tickets cost between $45 and $60. The concert will be at Bombyx. A video of the group performing is at:

Indigo Girls Will Play 1 Hour from Springfield

The Indigo Girls will play about an hour by car or bus from Springfield in Worcester, Massachusetts on December 1. The Indigo Girls is one of the best bands currently performing. The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. On September 6, Ray spoke with the Valley Post about the Pioneer Valley, the history of human life on earth, and other topics.

The Valley Post (VP): Your upcoming concert in Port Chester, NY is a benefit for a group that works to prevent domestic violence. Can you talk about that?

Kiah and Muq Concert

Amythyst Kiah and Jon Muq will perform a concert on October 1, 2023 at 8 p.m. at the Drake in Amherst. Tickets are $20. You can hear Kiah at:

and Muq, who is from Uganda, at:

Concert Review: Amy Ray

The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. In Amherst on May 13, Ray performed an excellent concert at the Drake nightclub. She had a full band, and the show was sold out. The Indigo Girls have sold more than 14 million albums and won a Grammy award. Ray and Saliers live near Atlanta, Georgia. You can hear Ray's solo music at

Joe Bataan Concert

6/1/2023 update: "Joe Bataan is not coming this year," Foote told the Valley Post on June 1.


Brian Foote works for the city of Northampton. He told the Valley Post that in August or early September 2023 at 6 p.m. there will be a free concert. Joe Bataan will play at Pulaski Park in Northampton. By June 1, Foote will have the exact date, he said. You can hear one of Bataan's songs at:

Alan Doyle Concert

Alan Doyle is scheduled to play with his band in Amherst at the Drake on February 22 at 8 p.m. His upcoming tour includes stops in Germany, New York City and Florida. You can hear one of his songs at:

Albert Cummings Concert is April 22

Holyoke's Gateway City Arts is the venue for an Albert Cummings concert on April 22. Details are at:

Underground System Concert is Nov. 20

Underground System will perform in Holyoke on November 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. A video of the band performing, and more information about the venue, are at: