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Sun on The Muddy Book Release Party: Photos, Poetry, Songs and Signing
at The Parlor Room
Sunday, February 5
TICKETS: $10 GA/$5 MEMBERS
Celebrate the publishing of the Levellers Press book, Sun on the Muddy, by Jim Armenti and Dave Madeloni. Join them at Northampton’s renowned Parlor Room for a book signing/reception, a concert of Jim’s songs, a reading of his poems, and a slide exhibition of Dave’s extraordinary photos. Books will be available for purchase. For this event only, each copy of Sun on the Muddy will come with a free cd of Jim’s latest solo record Poetry of Longing.
Jim Armenti, famed singer/songwriter of the Lonesome Brothers, a larger-than-life rock and roller, wrote a wry, brilliant poem a day and didn’t tell anyone. In Sun on the Muddy he gives us fifty irresistible reflections on the people and objects that make a life: a shell from the Everglades, a cowboy wallet, his mother’s colander, his father’s mandolin. Jim takes you to his grandparents’ basement “Full of the things of the five grown children/ medals from the war, a cornet… A coal room still dusty, next to the wine/ making room. The past drunk away but still/ Living.”
Meet Dave Madeloni, a photographer who captures, as he says, the “poetry of puddles.” Dave finds stunning beauty all around, not where we ordinarily look, but right in front of us reflected in the thousands of puddles we tend to ignore.
The poems and images of Sun on the Muddy gather the fragments and recollections of our lives, the great moments of laughter and sorrow, where the muddy is illuminated by the sun.
The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at parlorroom.org.
The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060
Date & Time
Sun, Feb 5, 2023 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM