IN-PERSON: The Songs of Nanci Griffith
- School of Music class
**THIS IS AN IN-PERSON CLASS – PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED**
I fell in love with Nanci Griffith’s songs in the 1980s and am so excited to dedicate a semester to learning a few of her great songs.
This class is for people who have relative comfort playing barre chords (same level as my Guitar 5 class).
We’ll work on theory and technique while playing songs like Love At The Five And Dime and Trouble In The Fields
Please be prepared with a flat pick and capo.
Janet will run this class in a hybrid format, teaching both in-person and on Zoom. With advanced notice, in-person students are welcome to join classes online if they need.
This class will be held from 8:00-9:15pm ET on Wednesdays, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15
Please note: The class will be held at The Passim School of Music which is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.
Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Online sale ends 1 hour before the class begins. Tickets can be purchased at the door. before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.Click here to read about our vaccination policy and extra safety measures the School of Music is taking.
- Folk Rock
Award winning singer-songwriter, Janet Feld, captivates audiences across the nation and listeners across the globe with engaging performances filled with her wry sense of humor and sassy playfulness.
Audiences find themselves moved as the music shifts from the engrossing true story, Rosalie’s Diamonds, that describes how Feld’s grandmother rescued her family from Nazi- occupied Austria in the late 1930’s to her deeply introspective work in I Met Myself to her description of life’s paradoxes in Messy Beauty, the title cut to her newest release.
Sought after for her talents as an opening artist, Janet has opened for Cheryl Wheeler, Aztec Two Step, John Gorka, Dar Williams, and Tom Kimmel. She has also performed at folk festivals from coast to coast throughout her over three decade career.
Janet’s recordings range from productions with a host of studio musicians to the simple clarity of a voice and guitar, with a touch of piano. Messy Beauty is a journey back to the studio after her last release, I Met Myself. After releasing a bare bones recording for her last album, she decided to record her latest with Doug Kwartler of The Lied To’s for a fuller sound.
In addition to performing, Janet teaches guitar and songwriting at The Passim School of Music. She is also Founder and Chief Music Officer of Janet’s Planet: Music Lessons For Humanoids, Inc., offering private lessons, weekend retreats and international excursions to people of all ages. Her goal is to help people experience the fact that you don’t have to be from the “special talented people” planet in order to play music.