The Essential Western New England Songbook

The Essential Western New England Songbook

A Production of The New Music Alliance


What is The Essential Western New England Songbook?

It’s a compilation of some of the best songs ever written and recorded by artists who have lived in Western New England and whose careers have a significant connection to the area. The Songbook comprises original songs written by or originally recorded by artists who have spent a significant part of their lives in Western New England or who’ve formed their “breakthrough” band while in college in Western New England. A wide variety of music industry professionals from all over Western New England are contributing to this ever-growing juried compilation of songs. It will be made available to the public in a variety of platforms and through a range of website and social media links. These platforms include Spotify, YouTube, and more.

What is considered Western New England?

It’s the area from New Haven, Connecticut (and thereabouts), all the way through Western Massachusetts and up to Southern Vermont. This area contains what has been designated as “The Knowledge Corridor.” The Knowledge Corridor is an interstate partnership of economic development, planning, business, tourism, and educational institutions that works to advance the region’s economic growth. Since 2001, the partnership has been recognized by the region’s business and legislative leaders as a vehicle to provide valuable economic and cultural connections to those living in the region.

Why a Western New England Songbook?

This area has many bonds in terms of business, commerce, education, workforce, and the arts. For decades, area musicians have collaborated and formed bands with like-minded musicians across the region. Many have moved back and forth to multiple locations throughout the area.

The Essential Western New England Songbook celebrates this vast and connected music community while showcasing the breadth and scope of exceptional songs written and produced by area artists. It’s also an invaluable resource for anyone who appreciates Western New England’s rich history and culture.

Check out The Essential Western New England Songbook. Explore the huge diversity of great music created by Western New England artists. And for those of you who are from Western New England, you can be proud of your present, past, and future musical neighbors!

Sit back and enjoy!