such an honor to hear Sarah Lee Guthrie & Hoping Machine sing my song at the Climate March in DC!


new CD available on band camp click on cover image below to download tracks

new CD available on band camp          click on cover image below to download tracks

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Red, Red Robin
This 9-minute film about my work
is my directorial debut.

Thanks to fabulous crew:
CTSB and Nick Ring,
Steve Borns and Leo Mahoney;
community television at its best.
elinde Albrecht, editor
and videographer;
Erica Spizz, videographer;
Keith Emerling, lighting;
Will Curtiss, sound engineer
at Youth Alive setting;
producers Emily Rechnitz
and John Paladino,
CATA and Chelsea DeSantis
for uploading video to Vimeo.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Upcoming Gigs Summer/ Fall 2009

Saturday, July 25

The Sandisfield Arts Center
5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA / 413-258-4100
In Words Out Words Variety Show


Word x Word Festival
438 North Street
Pittsfield, MA

Mission Bar is celebrating the power of the word in their newly launched Word X Word Festival August 17 - August 22.

JoAnne Spies Two Different Nights:
Mission Bar & Tapas: Thursday, August 20, 7pm - Folk Showcase w/ Roger Salloom, Bernice Lewis and Cliff Eberhardt
at Lichtenstein Center, 28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA, Saturday, August 22, 7pm - spoken word w/ CT Funkhouser, and George Watsky


Wednesday, October 21 Mt. Greylock: Source of Inspiration
JoAnne Spies at Bascom Lodge with Vicky Richards on fiddle

Melville, Emerson, Ahab Rap and songs about the check-out line
Performance begins at 6:00pm
Dinner @ 7:00pm
Call 413-743-1591 for dinner reservations.

Wednesday, October 28

Village Players
Oak Park, Illinois
SOUNDING OUT THE PATHWAYS: Honoring the Mohican Presence with JoAnne Spies

Saturday November 7

10:30am-12noon, rain or shine

The Mission House, 19 Main Street, Stockbridge

413.298.3239 x3000 (weekdays) or

The Trustees of Reservations will host a program to honor the Mohican presence in Stockbridge, led by singer and educator JoAnne Spies and Trustees educator Tammis Coffin. From the Mission House on Main Street, the group will walk former Mohican paths to sites that help tell the tribe’s story: the Housatonic River, burial ground, meeting house, and Friends of our Father’s marker. JoAnne will guide the group on an interactive exploration of these sites with songs, sounds and rhythms to honor the Mohicans, sharing what she has learned as a friend to the tribe. All ages are welcome and the program is free to the public. Afterwards, refreshments will be served.

Friday, June 12, 2009

By Water I Am Led

A global experiment for harmony and peace utilizing the tremendous power of water and music taking place June 19- 21: