Old Flame (1st Place Winners of the May 2018 Valley Music Showcase)
Style/Genre: Indie Rock Hometown: Turners Falls, MA
Song link: https://oldflame.bandcamp.com/
Old Flame formed in the mire of the 2016 presidential election with one unshakable intention: to make
their art as an active form of resistance.This band spins grit, unapologetic politics, and honey-rasp vocals
into a psychedelic-punk-rock nostalgia, whose edge is a howling afterglow of raw blues. They have two
EPs: their debut EP, Wolf in the Heather (2017) and their second, Hush Money (2018) just released.
Old Flame is Emma Ayres, Sam Perry, Ken Birchall & Nate Mondschein.
Style/Genre: Indie Rock Hometown: North Adams, MA
Song link: https://soundcloud.com/quincy-band-
Quincy is a six piece band based out of North Adams, MA. They combine the styles of five talented songwriters with a diverse background of musical influences to offer listeners great original music. This music makes you get up and
dance! They’re unique, fun, fresh, and full of energy.
Merrill Shepard – Singer- Songwriter
Style/Genre: Indie/folk Hometown: E. Longmeadow, MA
Song Link: https://merrillshepard.com
Merrill has been singing her whole life. At 16, she picked up a guitar and at 27 began a solo career performing acoustic covers in the local bars and restaurants. Merrill has honed skills with both acoustic guitar and piano as
well as a accomplished songwriter. She regularly plays at a variety of venues and participates in the occasional songwriters’ showcase.
January 12 @ 19:30
19:30 — 20:30 (1h)