Calumette Brings Jazzy Folk-Roots to Race Brook Lodge



(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) – Jazzy roots-duo Calumette performs in the Barn Space at Race Brook Lodge on Friday, January 22, at 8pm. The duo, composed of West Texas native Hale May and Swiss guitarist Antoine Salem, performs a soulful blend of country, folk, blues, jazz, Gypsy swing, and gospel. The music should appeal to fans of Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, Diana Krall, Rebecca Martin and Madeleine Peyroux.

Hale May is from West Texas where she grew up to the sounds of country, blues and gospel.  She first sang in church and went on to study classical voice before beginning to record original music. Although one can hear the influences of Mahalia Jackson, Patsy Cline, or Billie Holliday, she has forged a style of her own.  After many travels around the world and sojourns in Seattle, Paris and London, she now lives in Los Angeles.


Antoine Salem was born in Switzerland where he studied flute and then guitar early. He started to perform professionally as well as to write and record his own music from age 17. After working in Europe with his own projects (and as a sideman on others) for a few years he relocated to Boston where he earned a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music. He then moved to Los Angeles where he continues to develop his musical projects and to offer his services as a guitarist, producer/composer for film, TV, and other artists when he is not on tour.



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