Another successful Massachusetts Walking Tour has been completed – visiting 15 towns across the state, organizing free community concerts to showcase local musicians, artists and authors. The troupe led guided hikes through the Blackstone Valley, many of which are highlighted in Marjorie Turner Hollman’s book Easy Walks In Massachusetts. They also commemorated Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday by retracing his steps from A Walk To Wachusett.
The Eighth Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour dates have been scheduled! This year our troupe will be visiting towns along the Blackstone Valley, working together with local author Marjorie Turner Hollman to highlight trails from her latest edition of Easy Walks In Massachusetts. Please visit our newly face-lifted www.masswalkingtour.org for a complete list of tour dates, walking routes, and community hikes.
Mark & Raianne have been nominated for both “Best Americana Act” and “Best CD” for their latest album Grain By Grain by the 2017 Worcester Music Awards.
Cast your vote for us today!
2017 Worcester Music Awards
And please consider voting Nick Noble for “Best DJ;” Nick is extremely supportive of local musicians and consistently highlights Mark & Raianne on his weekly WICN program Folk Revival.
Massachusetts Walking Tour co-founders Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards were interviewed by Lisa Mullins, host of WBUR’s All Things Considered. Listen to the interview here.
In 2016, the troupe hiked from Provincetown to Swansea, performing 18 concerts in 18 days, walking 144 miles. Appearing left to right: Mark Kilianski, Amy Alvey, Raianne Richards, Mark Mandeville. More info at www.masswalkingtour.org