(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Indie-folk outfit Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds performs at the Colonial in the On the Stage series on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30pm. The group includes Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood of the Grammy Award-nominated band Trout Fishing in America.
During a solo journey to the Azores Islands in 2011 Dana Louise, a visual artist, taught herself to play guitar. The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy Award-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Louise forged the beginnings of her sound, practicing amidst the archipelago’s lava rocks and dragon trees. Back in the U.S., she began singing and songwriting professionally, touring regionally and internationally, and is currently touring her debut album with Trout Records.
Joined by the Glorious Birds — Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), and Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America / guitar, percussion and bass) — Louise brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk.
The On the Stage Series gives audiences the opportunity to see their favorite performers, up close and personal, with artists and audience together on the historic Colonial stage.
Tickets to On the Stage Series: Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds are $30. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444, or online at the Colonial. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.