Bobby Sweet Celebrates New Album at the Colonial

Bobby Sweet

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – It’s always been a mystery why the Berkshires own Bobby Sweet is not a huge country star. His terrific new album, “All These Changes,” only deepens the mystery. The country-folk singer-songwriter celebrates the release of the new album at the Colonial Theatre on Sunday, June 11, at 7pm.

Bobby Sweet’s gentle, Americana-laced style has drawn comparisons to John Prine, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, and a countrified Bruce Springsteen. An engaging storyteller and dynamic entertainer, he is a sixth-generation musician who began his performing career in his father’s band at age 7.

Sweet has shared bills with many country and folk artists, including Vince Gill, Bill Staines, Bill Morrissey, Martin Sexton, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Jonathan Edwards.

Sweet has indeed enjoyed his share of success and recognition. As a songwriter, Sweet was selected as a finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. His songs have also received recognition from the Billboard Songwriting Contest, the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, the New York Songwriter’s Circle, and other prestigious competitions. His songs have aired on many hit television series including Nashville, Touched By An Angel, Walker Texas Ranger, and CSI.

As a sought-after lead guitarist, he has played shows opening for George Jones, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, the Bellamy Brothers, and Waylon Jennings. He recently returned home from his fourth U.S. tour playing guitar with Arlo Guthrie. His travels included performances at Carnegie Hall, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, and Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. His instrumental and vocal work have been featured on recordings by Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and a host of other independent album projects.

For more on Bobby Sweet, read Amanda Gordon’s terrific profile in Berkshire Living Magazine.

Sweet will be performing with his BSweet Band featuring Pete Adams (pedal steel guitar), Abe Guthrie (keyboards), Andy Crawford (drums), Bruce Mandel (bass), and Lara Tupper (backing vocals).  The show will begin at 7pm; doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available at The Colonial box office. For advance tickets call (413) 997-4444 or at the Colonial Theatre.

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