Join us Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 pm (rain date Sunday, July 26) on the lawn to hear one of the most compelling indie rockers of today. Billy Keane of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow (“defiant and driven” —Rolling Stone) 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 in a (heart) beat, Keane will make you remember why you love Berkshire summer nights, as he plays from the laid-back porch of a Shaker structure that’s been around since 1795.
Keane, a singer-songwriter who hails from Pittsfield, MA, 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.
This is an intimate performance with limited seating. Tickets are $15 advance / $20 door and may be purchased online or by calling 413.443.0188. Bring a blanket or chair — we’ll keep you a cow’s length apart.
We are so grateful for those who make it possible, including major season support from the Alice Shaver Foundation, American Macular Degeneration Foundation, Anonymous, Avangrid Foundation/Berkshire Gas, Berkshire Bank, Perry Boles Brooks and John Lynn Jones, Bright Ideas Brewing, Feigenbaum Foundation, John and Ann Galt, David and Marita Glodt, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Scott and Ellen Hand, High Meadow Foundation, Jim and Joan Hunter, Amy Leander, Drew Leander, Main Street Hospitality, Mass Humanities through the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, Robert and Elizabeth McGraw, Mill Town, Mitch and Caitlin Nash, Bruno and Mary Ann Quinson, Naomi Seligman and Ernest von Simson, John W. Thoman and Lee Venolia, Peter and Kate Van Denmark, and Jack and Susy Wadsworth.
And where would we be without key programming support from Blue Q, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Guardian, Interprint, Michael Renzi Painting Company, No Depression, and October Mountain Financial Advisors? Thank you.