Carrie Ferguson

Carrie Ferguson's Summer Shows: California and New England!

Hello Friends!

I hope this finds you all well!  Summer is underway with plenty of rain and steamy days here in Massachusetts.  Seal and I had a fantastic time up in Maine last month at Acadia National Park.  We hiked and swam and lounged around on the perfect sunbathing rocks of a mountain lake.  Wildflowers and sunsets and two weeks of sleeping and eating outdoors!  Heavenly.


I want to let you know about some fun shows and projects I've got coming up in July and August:

First, I'll be performing at the annual Upper Valley Music Festival at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls, MA on Saturday, July 25, 2 pm.  If you're a Pioneer Valley resident and you've never been to this festival, you must check it out!  It is simply one of the sweetest, most eclectic festivals of the summer.  There are over 30 bands performing from noon to midnight, all for 15 bucks!  Its a smorgasbord of cool regional music and friendly folks.   For my set I'll be joined by my bandmates Chris Scanlon and Elizabeth Donahue.  I'll also be playing keys with Chris Scanlon at 1 pm, opening the festival at the Shea Theater.

August 1st I get to perform at the Soule Homestead in Middleborough, MA, opening for the excellent band Spuyten Duvil.  This is an outdoor concert so feel free to bring lawn chairs and a picnic! 


I'm REALLY excited about this one:  On Thursday, August 13th, I'll be performing at the Arcata Playhouse, in my hometown of Arcata, CA, doing a co-bill with my buddies The Gaslight Tinkers, from Western MA.  Check out the Gaslight Tinkers online!  They are an incredible live band, describing their sound as "Afrobeat, Caribbean, breakbeat, funk, and latin grooves meet trad Northern Fiddle".  This is joyful, inventive, irresistible dance will not be able to sit still!  Plus, members from the Tinkers will be backing me on my set.   This is going to be a really fun night, so if you live in Humboldt County, don't miss it!


And lastly, this summer I'm playing keys in the house band for the Pioneer Valley Rock Choir.  If you live in Western MA you might have heard of the PVRC, a massive community choir with over 100 voices exuberantly singing classic and contemporary rock and pop.  Its the brain-child of my buddy Tony Lechner, mastermind conductor, arranger and organizer.  This summer's theme is "California Summer "and features songs by The Beachboys, The Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, and more.  For more information click the link or check out the calendar below.