Billy Keane of Whiskey Treaty Roadshow to Perform at Hancock Shaker Village

Billy Keane

(HANCOCK, Mass.) – Folk-rocker Billy Keane, one of the founding members of the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, will perform on the lawn at Hancock Shaker Village on Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online or by calling 413.443.0188. Space is limited. If the show is not sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door for $20.

Keane, called “defiant and driven” by Rolling Stone magazine, will perform beautiful old favorites and dreamy new songs, including the breathtaking “Never Give Up,” a rock ballad of hope and community. Segueing from folk to rock to blues, Keane will play from the laid-back porch of the Laundry & Machine Shop, the oldest Shaker structure in the Village with elements dating to 1795.

A singer-songwriter hailing from Pittsfield, Mass., Keane was discovered by James Taylor. With a gritty emotional tenor, he sings about freedom, love, peace, and solidarity. The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow’s protest song about the Dakota Access Pipeline, “Don’t Cross My Land,” was named by Rolling Stone one of the 10 Best Country/Americana Songs to Hear Now in 2019. Keane’s “Close to the Edge” was called “sidewalk poetry [that] ties simplicity into nuance and insulates with hope” by roots music magazine No Depression.

Food and snacks will be available, and drinks will be served by tray service. Concertgoers are required to wear a mask, and each person or group will be spaced at least six feet apart. Bring a blanket or chair.

 

 

 

ABOUT HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

Hancock Shaker Village, a living history museum on 750 acres in the heart of the Berkshires, is located at 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA. A National Historic Landmark, the property includes twenty historic Shaker buildings dating to 1783 and is the oldest working farm in the Berkshires, with heritage breeds and heirloom gardens. The museum is home to more than 22,000 artifacts including furniture, textiles, hymnals, and everyday goods, making it one of the premier Shaker collections in the world. Simply stated, Hancock Shaker Village exists to provide historic context to the Shaker story, to preserve the site and all it contains for future generations, and to bring this narrative to life in compelling ways.

 

The Village is open Thursday–Sunday, 10 am–4 pm. Admission is $20/adults ($18 for seniors, AAA members, MTA cardholders, and active and retired US military), $8 youth (ages 13–17), and FREE for children 12 and under, courtesy of Berkshire Bank.

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