KAT EDMONSON BRINGS HER NEW ‘VINTAGE POP’ to MASS MoCA
(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Retro-soul chanteuse Kat Edmonson brings her unique, self-described “vintage pop” sounds to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 14, at 8pm. A stunningly sweet singer with a uniquely expressive voice, Edmonson’s style defies easy categorization, rooted in jazz but pulling liberally from rock, classic pop, country, classical, ethnic music, and folk. Her vocals sound like cross between Billie Holiday, Macy Gray and Emmylou Harris.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 26, 2015 – Pianist Andre Michel Schub will play works by Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin in a free recital in Chapin Hall at Williams College as part of the Williams Visiting Artist series on Sunday, March 15, at 3pm. A public master class hosted by Schub and featuring performances by talented Williams pianists will be held on Monday, March 16 at 4:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall.
(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – “Darius Goes West,” given the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) Audience Award and Jury Prize Award for Best Documentary in 2007, gets a free, encore screening at the Triplex Cinema on Sunday, March 15, at 11am, as part of BIFF’s 10th anniversary season “Best of Fest” programming. Tracy Seckler, founder of Charley’s Fund and who is featured in the film, will be in attendance for a Q&A immediately following the film.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – New-folk singer-songwriters Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky, longtime friends and collaborators, will bring their new duo effort, the Pine Hill Project – devoted to performing the music of their contemporaries – to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, March 14, at 9pm. Americana icon and multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, who produced the duo’s upcoming album, “Tomorrow You’re Going,” will warm up the crowd in a duo setting with his wife and musical partner, Teresa Williams, before leading the Pine Hill Project band, which includes bassist Byron Isaacs and drummer Justin Guip.
(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) – Folk duo Anna & Elizabeth will bring their cache of Appalachian mountain tunes, ballads and stories to Dewey Hall in Sheffield on Tuesday, March 17, at 7pm. Their show is a captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories and visual art. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle are gifted storytellers and visual artists reviving the lost art of “crankies,” scrolling storyboards of sewn fabric or cut paper.