Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy live folk, bluegrass and country music every Friday night from 5:30-7 pm in July & August 2013 on the West Porch of the Residence. Wandering Star Craft Brewery beer and Delicious Traditions snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available to purchase. In the event of heavy rain, music will be moved to the Woodshed, and the first 60 tickets will be sold.
Gates open at 5 pm. Park in the main parking lot, and we’ll direct you to the West Porch. Thank you!
- $10 per person
- $20 per car load
- Children under 13 – FREE
- July 5, 5-7 pm - Moot Davis
- July 12, 5-7 pm – Alex Smith
- July 19, 5:30-7 pm – Woodford Way & Mikey Sweet
- July 26, 5:30-7 pm – Cancelled
- August 2, 5:30-7 pm – Emily Mure
- August 9, 5:30-7 pm – Cancelled
- August 16, 5:30-7 pm – Lys Guillorn & Jon Cumming Band
- August 23, 5:30-7 pm -Becca Jones & Jeb Barry
- August 30, 5:30-7 pm – The Frontmen
For more information, call 413-298-3579 x25210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
August 30, 2013
An eclectic mix of original rock and classic standards, all four members of The Frontmen come from professional backgrounds and have been playing together for the past six months. John Hartcorn, the bass player, played in Boston in the late 70’s early 80’s in a few different bands, the most popular being the Neighborhoods. Danny Lipson, the lead guitar player, has played with many popular artists, including Peter Stroud,and currently owns Camp Jam, a sleepover rock camp for kids ages 12-17 that tours every major city in the country and the islands. Dana the drummer is a recent Berkshire transplant from beautiful New Jersey. He played with 2-3 rock bands that were quite successful in NYC over the past decade. Luke Germain, singer, songwriter, and guitar player, has a BM in music performance and sound engineering and has been playing in random bands throughout the Boston, southern NH area and now in the Berkshires.
July 5, 2013
Moot Davis burst onto the country music scene in the mid-2000s. With his self-titled debut, Davis delivered a set of timeless honky tonk that brought comparisons to Hank Williams Sr. Entertainment Today touted Davis as “primed to be the leader in the new insurgent country music scene.” The kudos continued for his second effort, Already Moved On, which about.com’s Kathy Coleman ranked as the Fourth Best Country Album of the Year, ahead of the likes of Dwight Yoakam and Brad Paisley.From Auckland to Austin to Nashville, New Jersey-based country musician Moot Davis took quite a journey to make his third CD, Man About Town, but it was certainly worth it. Davis describes his new release as the one he likes the most because “it wasn’t altered to suit anybody’s tastes but mine.”
July 12, 2013
Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The son of a boatbuilder/writer/banjo player and a historian, Smith was immersed in folk tradition from a very young age. Around the house, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan were constantly present on the airwaves. Smith began writing and playing traditional folk songs at the age of 12 or 13, and has not stopped since. The community Smith grew up in is steeped in tradition, and also offers plenty of material for contemporary songs. The work of Adirondack folk legends Dan Berggren, Chris Shaw, and Peggy Lynn were extremely influential, as was Canadian artist Stan Rogers. It is the work of Rogers that Smith considers to be his greatest influence. His idea of promoting a sense of pride in the traditions of one’s culture, while at the same time speaking about the issues presented to it in modern times, is the backbone of Smith’s music.
Woodford Way and Mikey Sweet
July 19, 2013
Woodford Way is an original Folk/Jazz duo from Western MA. Guitarist/Singer Songwriter Kyle Mangini, and Guitarist/ Vocalist Jeff Lynch are both exceptionally skilled live musicians and recording artists that perform with a wonderfully refined new sound.
Mikey Sweet quit school at 15 and hit the road. He became all too familiar with the ways of the rambler. He picked up a guitar and taught himself how to pick. He learned to sing on sidewalks, subways, and interstate on-ramps. Michael is a songwriter. He came to the conclusion early on that, “life is just a collection of stories, and we might as well make it our own.” As a songwriter he has been described as “a haunting fingerprint of the young, lost traveler of the American landscape; hanging on with his life, to a string of hope that lies just one more mile marker away.” His major influences have been singers and writers such as Towns Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, and Amos Lee to name a few.
August 2, 2013
“New York-based songstress Emily Mure delivers her self-released, self-produced and self-assured sophomore full-length Odyssey on July 30, an album of unpretentious, straight-and-true songwriting that draws from contemporary folk, acoustic country and intimate chamber pop. Apart from one cover, a lovely, mini-orchestrated version of Cake’s “Mexico”, Odyssey features nine original songs all written and performed with a minimum of extraneous decoration and Mure’s distinctive, sandy-textured vocals. One of our favorites is “Joanne 6,” a softly-strummed song that reminds us of Nick Drake’s sublime simplicity, string-backed arrangements and ethereal atmospherics.” -Direct Current Music
Lys Guillorn & Jon Cumming Band
August 16, 2013
Lys Guillorn: “So if oddly uplifting, folk, blues country-infused acoustic semi-electric psychedelic dark pop music is your thing, please say hello to Lys Guillorn, you’ll get along just fine.”
Geraint Jones, Comes With a Smile #14 (UK)
Jon Cumming is a compelling solo performer drawing from influences such as Bruce Cockburn, Tony Rice, and Jerry Garcia to build a rich, unique sound that’s all his own. As a songwriter and guitar and banjo player for the progressive string band Hot Day at the Zoo, Jon has shared the stage with such greats as David Grisman, Levon Helm, Grace Potter, Railroad Earth and the Ryan Montbleau Band to name a few. He weaves his stellar picking around evocative songs of life and love with a voice that is both calming and uplifting.
“Jon Cumming’s, gentle “Long Way Home’’ is a tasteful change-of-pace from the string-band flash”
Steve Morse – Boston Globe
Becca Jones & Jeb Barry
August 23, 2013
A prolific songwriter, Jeb Barry has written over 3500 songs that roam through all styles of music. Recently he has been writing not only for the PAWN SHOP SAINTS but also pitching his more country songs to Nashville insiders. In late 2012 he was twice named a ‘Songwriter to Watch’ by the Nashville Songwriters Association (for the first two songs he submitted) and several of his songs have received high rating and recommendations by NSAI and ASCAP Nashville. He has also received interest from various Nashville publishers. Jeb has also performed his songs at such prestigious Nashville venues as the Bluebird Cafe and Commodore Grill.