The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

CLICK Music presents “Close Your Eyes”

CLICK Music presents “Close Your Eyes,” an evening of lullabies for all ages,
Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 7:00PM
CLICK Workspace
9 ½ Market Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Now in its third month, the CLICK Music concert series at CLICK Workspace has been drawing crowds to its intimate performance space for up-close experiences with local artists who are given 
free reign to experiment with their music-making.

For its next offering on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m., CLICK will usher its audience into a nontraditional concert experience with “Close Your Eyes,” an unusually quiet evening that inspires a different way of listening. As musicians Polly Fiveash, Anand Nayak, and Jim Eagen perform lullabies, the audience will either recline in comfortable seating (arm chairs, bean bags) or will take advantage of space to lie down. Guests are encouraged to bring yoga mats or sleeping pads, and even a pillow if they like. There will be no need for applause and no threat of alarm clocks, just gentle music easing away the stress of the day.

Polly Fiveash and Anand Nayak write songs that focus on the little things that make up the big picture, the quiet streams that feed the river. Their sound is grounded in beautiful singing, natural harmonies, understated arrangements, a sense of humor, and a search for connection. Anand also plays guitar with Americana veterans Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem and is a GRAMMY-nominated music producer. Polly’s song “My Grand-daughter’s Wedding Day” was recently included in Rise Again, the follow up to the folk bible Rise Up Singing.

Jim Eagan plays finger-style guitar and sings folk and blues originals and covers in that inexhaustible vein explored by the likes of John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and many others. A latecomer to songwriting, the second song he ever wrote was covered by Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane.

Tickets to Close Your Eyes are available in advance for $10 via Eventbrite (service fees apply), and will be available at the door for $12 cash. Click Music is curated by Northampton-based musician and producer Anand Nayak and sponsored in part by Downtown Sounds. Concerts are held at CLICK Workspace, 9 ½ Market Street, Northampton.

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