What Do Musicians Say? Keeping On Keeping On in Times of Struggle and Hardship by Andrea Ayvazian | Jan 28, 2022 | Music | 0 comments Singer-songwriter-activists reflect on what keeps them going year after year and what advice they would offer activist-singers coming up behind them.



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Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Jamming with singer/songwriter Marcia Gomes 

By KEN MAIURI, Staff Writer - Daily Hampshire Gazette
Friday, January 23, 2015

“More trees, less traffic, a slower pace and open space” is what singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Marcia Gomes was looking for when she left Boston and moved to the Valley in January 2012. 

She’d lived in the big city for more than three decades — during which time she graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in voice and songwriting and performed in numerous busy jazz, R&B and pop bands — but Gomes was ready for a change. She soon discovered her new home offered more than just peace and quiet. 

“I found the Valley to be extremely welcoming to new artists and musicians. I was inspired by the thriving music scene out here,” Gomes said in an interview earlier this week.  Read more

Art People: Marcia Gomes | singer-songwriter 

By Kathleen Mellen, Arts Editor - Daily Hampshire Gazette
Thursday, May 08, 2014


"There is no me without music,” says singer-songwriter Marcia Gomes. “It’s part of who I am.” 

Gomes, who lives in Granby, grew up in a music-loving household in central Massachusetts, where her extended family often gathered to tell stories and sing songs.  Read more

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Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In

Staff writer - Daily Hampshire Gazette
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Singer/songwriter Marcia Gomes is new to the Valley, but she’s already gotten praise from such local luminaries as Evelyn Harris and Samirah Evans...  Read more

Club Scout: Thirsty Mind brings trio of acts
By George Lenker | Special to The Republican 
September 17, 2013


The Thirsty Mind at The Village Commons in South Hadley offers all kinds of options to slake a parched spirit. 

Along with gourmet coffee, fine wines and craft beers, the café also features entertainment.  And while the event I'm about to mention is a bit down the road, it will be one you might want to put in your calendar.  

On Oct. 18, The Thirsty Mind will bring three singer-songwriters to its stage: Bill Burke, Ben Grosscup and Marcia Gomes.  Read More

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