folk music at the common hall

Live Concert of Folk, Indie-Pop, and Experimental Music
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 7:30 – 10pm
Suggested Donation $10-20, no one turned away
Montague Common Hall, 34 Main St, Montague Center, MA
Isaac Taylor, singer-songwriter from Martha’s Vineyard
Cloudbelly, indie-folk and pop from Turners Falls
Miners, experimental folk improvisation from Greenfield

Hailing from diverse corners of the state, these musical groups will take the audience on a journey through three different, unique takes on folk music. Featuring Isaac Taylor, Miners, and Cloudbelly, this convergence of internationally renowned musicians will be a magical and inspiring event that you won’t want to miss.

Opening the show will be Martha’s Vineyard based singer-songwriter Isaac Taylor. Nephew to James Taylor, Livingston Taylor, and Kate Taylor, to say that music is in his blood is an understatement. Isaac’s debut album Peace in the Valley, created in collaboration with Andrew and Brad Barr (The Barr Brothers, The Slip) has earned him rave reviews and fans across the country. While Isaac has toured with Martin Secton, Leif Vollebekk, and the David Wax Museum, this is first show in Western Massachusetts!

The second act, Cloudbelly is the moniker of Great Falls, MA based singer-songwriter Corey Laitman. Laitman’s poetic lyricism, stirring vocals, and disarming stage presence have earned them a strong and growing following in the pioneer valley and beyond. They are accompanied by a rotating cast of inspired instrumentalists and friends.“A moving display of fragility and surrender, Cloudbelly’s debut single “Up in Smoke” weaves wondrous and haunting indie folk into a seismic outpouring of intimate emotion.” – Atwood Magazine

Closing the show will be Miners, a Western Mass based collective of experimental musicians devoted to exploring and exploding traditional folk music from the United States. Appalachian music, Spirituals, Labor Union Songs, and more are fodder for sonic collage, group improvisation, and the occasional pretty tune. With Jesse Olsen Bay (guitar, voice, electronics), Myk Freedman (lap steel), Lindsey Song Stormo (voice, percussion), and Rafe Wolman (violin).

Isaac Taylor, Miners, and Cloudbelly perform on Saturday, May 6 from 7:30 – 10p at the Montague Center Common Hall, 34 Main St, Montague Center. Suggested donation is $10-20, with nobody turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact Jesse Olsen Bay at (510) 387-0765 or This event has been organized with the support of RiverCulture.


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