Bernice Lewis

Williamstown, MA
Folk / Singer Songwriter / Americana
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SUNDAY AUG 17! TENTH ANNUAL SUGAR HILL FOLK FESTIVAL! 1:30 - 4 PM FREE!
Featuring Del Ray, Bernice Lewis, The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra

This event is sponsored by the Sugar Hill Senior Living Community, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Dalton Cultural Council, The Dalton CRA, Day Mountain Sound.  Additional funding is from the Katherine H.W. and Winthrop Murray Crane III Charitable Trust. Proceeds from the sale of refreshments will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

For information call 413-684-0100


C'mon down to Sugar Hill Senior Living Community on Rte 9 in Dalton, bring the family!

AUGUST APPEARANCES:
Lots of wonderful late summer shows...
I'll be returning to Lilac Park in Lenox (MA) on Wed Aug 13 at 6:30 PM.  FREE! 
The Ladies return to The New Lebanon Public Library (NY) on Fri Aug 15 at 7 PM Donations 
The Tenth Annual Sugar Hill Folk Festival happens on Sunday Aug 17 FREE!
A solo return to The North Adams (MA) Public Library on Fri Aug 22 at 6 PM FREE!
The Ladies perform again at the Second Annual Uke n Brew in Sheffield (MA) on Sun Aug 24  
Phew!  Hope you can make it out to a show!


Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the release of Checks & Loveletters!

UPCOMING APPEARANCES:

 

LENOX, MA 

NEW LEBANON, NY (with The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra)
BENNINGTON, VT
DALTON, MA

NORTH ADAMS, MA

SHEFFIELD, MA (with The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra)

SOUTH HADLEY, MA

SOMERVILLE, MA (with Honor Finnegan and Jan Luby)

NORTON, MA

BENNINGTON, VT (with The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra)

PITTSFIELD, MA (with The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra)

WYNNEWOOD, PA

MONTAGUE, MA (with The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra)

CAMBRIDGE, IL

EVANSVILLE, IN

BLOOMINGTON, IN

 

ORDERING INFORMATION:  Checks & Loveletters is available for purchase or download.

 

UPCOMING TOURS:  

Greater Boston in early September

NY/NJ/PA in mid October, 

IL/IN in mid November.  
TX/LA in February 2105

Drop an line Iine you are interested in hosting a house concert or having me at your venue.

 

GRAND CANYON RIVER TRIP:  If this trip isn't on your bucket list, it should be.  Join me for a eight-day music, art, and rafting expedition during the spring 2016 with AZRA, one of the oldest and most reputable companies on the river. Feel free to contact me with questions. 

 

THIS MONTH'S POEM: I've been toying with this poem for a long time, and like to think of it as a work in progress. With all the problems in the Middle East this summer, it feels like a good time to share it. 

Oh Brother
Oh Sister
We talk about peace but are we ready?
we live on such a tiny planet
cluttered with so much stuff
greed and ambition
history and religion
when you envison peace
what do you see?

Peace will not be decorated and showy
perhaps you are thinking of joy when you imagine it that way
peace will be quiet...
an empty place to sit and be
one of the most difficult things a modern human being can attempt

it will not feel exciting
provocative
stimulating
no
it will leave us with little to talk about
and less to celebrate

Two children fight over a toy 
because they do not know how to share
You honk your horn at the driver in front of you
because you do not understand
You don’t invite the next door neighbors to your party
because they are different
You don’t ask her for an opinion
because she is a woman

When real peace comes there will be no fireworks
No special day of celebration
brothers will lay down their arms
sisters will lay down their talk
we’ll find simpler things to do with our time
newspapers will run out of news
the world will feel larger and smaller at the same time
a family illness
a child’s struggle at school
a storm or rain shower 

we will finally know the silence of time passing
the way it feels to be rock
sky
solid ground

© Bernice Lewis

 

You can upload my music at CDBaby.com



PRESS

"Bernice is really one of the keepers of the flame of Real Songwriting."  Rosanne Cash, Songwriter

"Bernice writes beautifully and deeply."  Dar Williams, Songwriter

"An enlightening presence..."  Steve Morse, Boston Globe


UPCOMING SHOWS

Booth Theater Danville, PA Fri Oct 10 14 08:00 PM  
House Concert Wynnewood, PA Sun Oct 12 14 08:00 PM  
Moments House Pittsfield, MA Wed Oct 15 14 07:00 PM  
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