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Earthtunes was created by Barbara Herson in 1979.

The program combines her commitment to the environment, and her musical talents which include guitar, viola, folk singing and songwriting. 

Barbara is affiliated with the Newton Solid Waste Commission, Newton’s Household Hazardous Waste Committee, the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society, the Newton League of Women Voters and Newton’s Recycling And Compost Committee.

She is currently co-president of the Newton Green Decade Coalition and has organized many EarthDay festivities.  

Earhttunes features a rotating roster of the areas most talented and entertaining musicians. Including…

Steve Mayone plays the guitar and mandolin and has performed with Earthtunes for twenty years. He attended Berklee College of Music and is a sound engineer. He is also a songwriter and private guitar teacher.