Making It Here: In the Moment Records

Making It Here: In the Moment Records

Saturday, April 22 was Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores who help to keep the tradition of playing music on vinyl alive and well in the age of digital media. Independent record store In the Moment Records is in the bustling town of...
Making It Here: Goat Peak Strings

Making It Here: Goat Peak Strings

Vintage stringed instruments are said to be works of art and, if kept in good condition, will often maintain or increase in value over time.  At Goat Peak Strings in Easthampton, owners Jane Hamel and Alex Gray are veteran luthiers and collectors with over 75 years of...

Terry A La Berry: A Drummer’s Life

Terry A La Berry has been playing drums as a backup musician for Arlo Guthrie for over 40 years—an experience that has afforded him to travel, meet some truly wonderful people, and see some of the most beautiful places in America. Terry sat down with Producer Keith...
Making It Here: Magic Fluke

Making It Here: Magic Fluke

While the name may imply that there might be some kind of luck, chance or happenstance involved, when it comes to the Sheffield, Massachusetts based company called The Magic Fluke, nothing could be further from the truth. The business is the result of hard work,...
Terry Hall

Terry Hall

Drummer Terry a la Berry has been affiliated with folk legend Arlo Guthrie for 40 years, and he recently sat down with producer Keith Clark to discuss his career and his work with...
Westfield State University Composer

Westfield State University Composer

Westfield State University 2011 Simon Brown of Great Barrington and Bob Plasse of the Westfield State University Foundation discuss the April 28 inaugural performance of a musical composition created by Brown to honor WSU founder Horace...
Jazz Immortal: Billie Holiday

Jazz Immortal: Billie Holiday

WFCR New England Public Radio “Jazz a la Mode” host Tom Reney discusses the life and career of Jazz immortal Billie Holiday as he prepares for a special program on April 7 marking the centennial of her...
Making It Here: Woods Brothers Music

Making It Here: Woods Brothers Music

Located in Pittsfield, MA Wood Brothers Music has been in business since 1880, serving Berkshire County’s musicians both professional and amateur. Producer Tony Dunne and videographer Mark Langevin examines the key to their success. Wood Brothers Music Wood Brothers...
Making It Here: Platterpus Records

Making It Here: Platterpus Records

Platterpus Records owner Dave Witthaus has been buying and selling vinyl for 30 years to his loyal customers, and credits his ‘ability to change’ for the store’s longevity. Producer Marla Zippay and Videographer Dave Fraser stopped by the Easthampton store to browse...