The Valley Advocate Sessions — presented by the Valley Advocate, Signature Sounds, and NCTV — regularly features short concerts by local musicians both seasoned and new.

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John Trudeau

John Trudeau is an Orange-based progressive rock synthesizer sorcerer that’s a blast from the 1970s. 

A Tangled Web

A Talngled Web is the solo project for Tanner Watson from The Screaming Hearts, who performs original acoustic alternative indie rock with a booming voice and punk aesthetic.

Ginger Libations

Ginger Libations is a Northampton-based jazz fusion group in love with jamming and ginger. Interview with Ginger...

Austin James

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Austin James, who plays guitar, violin, and keyboards, performs original indie rock music mixed with folk pop sensibilities. James performed on the Valley Advocate Sessions stage on Nov. 28. Interview with Austin...

Nate Martel

Singer-songwriter Nate Martel plays acoustic roots rock music that doesn’t skimp on soul. Martel is also a member of local psychedelic rock group, Outer Stylie, which previously performed on Valley Advocate Sessions. He recently released his first solo album, “Short...

Ursula Elmes

Ursula Elmes is a local singer-songwriter and member of progressive folk group, Mad Habits, who has powerhouse soul vocals with a dash of honky-tonk twang


Esperanto is a blues-driven alternative rock band from Westfield.

Nomad vs. Settler

Check out the full Valley Advocate Sessions performance for Brattleboro-based indie jazz-tinged rock group, Nomad v. Settler. The band, consisting of local teens, performed a set at the Valley Advocate Offices in November. Interview with Nomad vs....


Kelsey Birk, who goes by her stage name Celseigh, is a local singer-songwriter who writes doom drenched murder ballads with acoustic bluegrass inspired guitar.

Ritmo Gitano

Ritmo Gitano is a local duo that plays traditional gitano and Romani music on fiddle (Zoe Darrow) and classical guitar (Tony Silva).


Recent Sessions