(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — The five Massachusetts singer-songwriters of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow — Greg Smith, David Tanklefsky, Billy Keane, Chris Merenda, and Tory Hanna — along with special guest Sarah Lee Guthrie and friends ring in St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a celebration of brotherhood, spirits, and foot-stomping folk-rock in Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Friday, March 17, at 8pm. Queens, N.Y.-based rocker Ransom Pier will warm up the crowd.
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow began as a four-day tour through Massachusetts, which was captured by filmmaker Tim Bradley in his award-winning film of the same name. Bradley showcased five western Mass.-based singer-songwriters as they performed across the state in the name of Americana, rock, and roots-folk music. The short documentary was the jumping-off point for the musicians — whose musical influences run the gamut from James Taylor and Bob Dylan to Death Cab for Cutie and MGMT — who have continued to collaborate and tour together as The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow.
Although all five band members stay busy with other music outfits and solo pursuits, after the release of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow’s debut album “The Heart of the Run” last spring, the band has enthusiastically taken the stage across the region at film screenings, premieres, and music festivals, charming audiences with high-energy shows, narrative songwriting, and soulful vocals.
Lickety Split, MASS MoCA’s café, serves up crisp salads, hearty soups, and lip-smacking pub fare. A full bar serves Bright Ideas Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits throughout the performance. Tickets are $10 for students, $16 advance, $22 day of, and $28 preferred. Tickets for all events are available through the MASS MoCA box office located on Marshall Street in North Adams, open11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during box office hours or purchased online at MASS MoCA.
About MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA is one of the world’s liveliest (and largest) centers for making, displaying, and enjoying today’s most important art, music, dance, theater, film, and video. MASS MoCA will nearly double its gallery space in spring 2017, with artist partnerships that include Laurie Anderson, the Louise Bourgeois Trust, Jenny Holzer, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and James Turrell.
Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under, through May 21, 2017. Members are admitted free year-round. The Hall Art Foundation’s Anselm Kiefer exhibition is open seasonally, spring–fall. For additional information, call 413.662.2111 x1 or visit MASS MoCA.
Hours: 11am to 5pm, closed Tuesdays