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the lineup

July 2 - September 4
Friday and Saturday nights from 6-8:30 PM
weekly schedule
Week 1
July 2nd
Awkward, At Best, Productions
For July 2nd: Ms. Pretty Smart will be dancing around town ready to flip your world upside-down. Come find her and tell her your favorite ice-cream flavor. And help her get over her fear of dogs. And you might just become the star of your own show.
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Danie + Bobby Acro Dance
Danie + Bobby are an Acrobatic Circus Duo based in New York City. Their impressive skills and creativity delights audiences around the world. With these two, Anything is Possible.
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Daymen C. Toussaint
Daymen C. Toussaint is a singer-songwriter from both San Diego, CA. and South Hadley, MA. He plays a mix of originals and covers from throughout the years. He got his start playing music 20 years ago in Southern California and now makes his rounds in the Western Massachusetts music scene.
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Eric Reinhardt and Francine Ciccarelli
Eric Reinhardt and Francine Ciccarelli are a singer/songwriter and fun music duo!
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James VanDeuson
James VanDeuson is a traveling Singer/Songwriter from the foothills of Central New York. While driving with his partner in a retrofitted camper van, James writes folk songs that speak directly to the trials of the human condition. In his most recent work, James responds to the current political climate, both socially and through the creation of his newest album set to release mid-2021. Not yet titled.
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Natalie Lewis
Natalie Lewis plays her acoustic/electric guitar and cover fairly popular songs.
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Patrick J Toole
Patrick plays acoustic delta style blues, American working class folk, and gospel. Acoustic guitar, foot tambourine, slide, and voice. Simple.
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Rick and Marilyn
**Rick and Marilyn** perform edgy Acoustic rock music with intricate guitar solos by Rick, supporting Marilyn's heartfelt vocals and driving rhythm guitar.
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Statue of New England
Ariana Seymourian, also known as the Statue of New England, amazes all audiences, young and old. Watch her come to life when given a tip. Otherwise, she stands so still you might think she's real!
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Tante Friedl
With accordion, banjo, harmony, a pinch of New Orleans, street folk, punk and cabaret, Magdalena Kriss from Bavaria and Dan Wall from New York State stretch the boundaries of folk music genres from around the world into contemporary and dynamic sounds that address love, life, work, social and environmental justice.
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The Michael Junkins Group
Jazz guitar trio of music in the moment.
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The Railroad Street Dreamers
A blues and folk musician covering Beatles, Kinks, Traveling Wilbury’s, Everly Brothers, Dylan, Petty, Rolling Stones and more!
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Vita Kay Duo
'Vita sings in several different languages, but the listener never wonders at the meaning of the words. Like a musical instrument the meaning is in the sound. The sound that wraps itself around and weaves itself through the accompanying guitar - evocative, playful, intelligent, simultaneously sophisticated and intimate'...vitakay.com
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July 3rd
Amanda Cote
Amanda’s performances include a mix of folky Americana covers that will take you "back to the day". They are soulful, emotional, and sometimes just downright comical. She's sure to WOW with the honesty and power in her voice while accompanying herself on guitar with occasional loop station ear candy.
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Danie + Bobby Acro Dance
Danie + Bobby are an Acrobatic Circus Duo based in New York City. Their impressive skills and creativity delights audiences around the world. With these two, Anything is Possible.
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Jackson Whalan
Jackson Whalan is a lyricist and producer from the woods creating hip-hop from the heart to uplift and inspire listeners around the world. Jackson raps, improvises, and produces beats on stage with a live band.
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Michael Aaron
Michael Aaron is an American singer-songwriter from Long Island, New York. Inspired by music icons from past decades, Aaron projects a familiar, but new sound, while bringing back the lyrical tellings of the classic American singer-songwriter.
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Nick Murner
Americana Folk songwriter from Boston MA with a distinct and inspired lyrical style
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Sam McGarrity
Sam McGarrity is a Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter/Composer from Great Barrington, MA. he has been playing guitar for over 17 years and have performed and recorded with many groups and travelled here and there over the years. A lover of all kinds of music, he brings an eclectic mix of blues, soul, jazz, and rock all together for an engaging and memorable performance.
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Senseless Violins
Adnaan Stumo is a violin player who plays various genres along with a foot pedal.
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Statue of New England
Ariana Seymourian, also known as the Statue of New England, amazes all audiences, young and old. Watch her come to life when given a tip. Otherwise, she stands so still you might think she's real!
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T Bone Daddy
T Bone Daddy is a trio that plays a combination of original and cover material of blues, rock, reggae, and jazz.
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The Berkshire Bateria
Street Samba Drumming, rhythms from Brazil! Based in Great Barrington, MA. the performers have played all over New England, Colorado, Las Vegas, and New York City, since 1994. Traditional instruments from Brazil are used and the audience members will have a chance to join the fun as extra instruments and instruction will be available! Come experience The Joy of Samba!
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The Hoping Machine
The Hoping Machine at The Guthrie Center in Great Barrington is a group of singers and songwriters who use music to inspire hope and give people a voice. Founded by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Toni Buckley they perform for a variety of community events.
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The Railroad Street Dreamers
A blues and folk musician covering Beatles, Kinks, Traveling Wilbury’s, Everly Brothers, Dylan, Petty, Rolling Stones and more!
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Week 2
July 9th
Awkward, At Best, Productions
Dr. Roof will be available to answer all your birds and bees questions. Look for her ample bottom and watch out for her aggressive purse.
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Berkshire Theatre Group
Actors from Berkshire Theatre Group will perform songs from The Wizard of Oz production.
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Calvin and the Mossy Nuggets
Calvin and the Mossy Nuggets is an indie pop band started in 2017. Calvin's repertoire consists of original music as well as covers from a wide variety of genres and eras.
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DUET
DUET offers a blend of jazz standards, swing music, Latin tunes, waltzes, and Irish fiddle tunes. Claudia Forest, violin, & Jon Ahmadjian, guitar/vocals, capture great melodies with compelling energy and rhythm. They deliver a clean sound with style that’s true to the timeless material.
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David Hodge and the Players to Be Named Later
David Hodge has been a part of the Berkshire Music scene since 2004. He plays crowd favorites from across nine decades as well as original songs.
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FKA Muddytooth
FKA Muddytooth plays guitar smothered in a thick cloud of reverb from the City of Quartz. His performance feels like a montage from a road trip film, power lines and trees cause the burning sun to flicker like a strobe light through a dirty window.
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Nido Di Cuculo
Nido Di Cuculo ( Cuckoo's Nest ) plays Italian folk music on mandolin and button accordion with occasional percussion.
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Notes from Underground
Music from elsewhere, played on the accordion.
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Quiet Houses
Chris Eriquezzo is the primary song writer and one half of alternative/indie outfit Quiet Houses, which also features bassist/engineer/arranger Josh Loell. Quiet Houses blends a mix of classic singer/songwriters, modern indie folk, and progressive pop to create a dynamic, song-oriented body of work.
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Scoil Rince Breifne O Ruairc
Scoil Rince Breifne O Ruairc led by Jennifer Darby, are a group of Irish dancers who perform in Berkshire County and compete worldwide. They are affiliated with Cumann Rince Naisiunta, an open platform Irish dance organization based in Ireland.
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WackyChad
Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent, The Gong Show and a performance at the Superbowl. Prepare to be amazed, and if you don't like laughing, go somewhere else.
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Willy Welch
Willy Welch is a singer/songwriter performing original & familiar songs; family friendly, accompanied by his guitar, Miss Dorothy.
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July 10th
Aimee Van Dyne
Aimee is a folk/Americana singer/songwriter.
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Calvin and the Mossy Nuggets
Calvin and the Mossy Nuggets is an indie pop band started in 2017. Calvin's repertoire consists of original music as well as covers from a wide variety of genres and eras.
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Darren Yong Magic
Darren Yongs Comedy Magic show is high energy, fun interactive with amazing sleight of hand, with his quick wit and jaw dropping abilities cards with change places, minds will be read, fun show for people of all ages.
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Dylan Patrick Ward
Dylan Patrick Ward is an ecclectic singer-songwriter from Vermont's dirty south with an affinity for underdogs and loveable losers and an interest in life's many absurdities, dissapointments and tiny triumphs.
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Katherine Winston
Katherine Winston is a Singer/Songwriter originally from the Berkshires. She has performed all across the US and beyond and even appeared on Season 14 of American Idol where she placed in the top 12 girls. Katherine just released a new single, ‘Birthday’, available everywhere now.
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Lindy
"Music from the heart"
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New Light 3
This group, which evolved from the Blue Light Trio, plays a mixture of jazz standards and original material.
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Senseless Violins
Adnaan Stumo is a violin player who plays various genres along with a foot pedal.
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The Railroad Street Dreamers
A blues and folk musician covering Beatles, Kinks, Traveling Wilbury’s, Everly Brothers, Dylan, Petty, Rolling Stones and more!
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The StringSmith a.k.a. "GypZbilly"
For over 35 years, Kevin Smith has lived and breathed guitars: building, repairing, and refurbishing electric and acoustic, new and vintage instruments. Now Kevin is “The StringSmith” – presenting a lively Americana mix of Blues, Gypsy, Jump and Rockabilly tunes ...with a splash of the Caribbean ... known as "GypZbilly"!
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Week 3
July 16th
David Reed | Music Journeyman
"Grab your kitbag, put on your traveling' shoes and embark upon an eclectic musical odyssey from the sunny calypso Caribbean to the lonesome backroads of Appalachia via the gritty juke joints of the deep Delta with singer-songwriter David Reed, his guitar, harmonicas, foot percussion and unique collection of spellbinding cigar box instruments. Whatever he picks from his wondrous songbag of Americana treats is guaranteed to make ya feel glad! Come on along!"
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Griffin & Indie
Griffin Woodard is a Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Piano player who plays jazz standards and original compositions.
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Jaane Doe
Jaane Doe is a Singer/Songwriter performing Folk Rock Acoustic Original Songs and Familiar tunes! Sometimes seen on stage with the great John Miller, Terry ala Berry, Annie Guthrie, and solo performances on vocals and guitar.
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Lucky 3
Trio of parisian and gypsy jazz.
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Mary Ann Palermo & First Take Band
**Mary Ann Palermo And First Take** is a thrilling and versatile ensemble, with lead guitar, bass, and drums joined by various horn instruments and cello, all backing vocalist and songwriter Mary Ann Palermo, a long-time singer versed in Jazz as well as many other genres. They will be performing a wide range of music for your enjoyment. One of the most popular bands in the Berkshires and beyond!
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Mike Pagnani
Mike Pagnani is a multi-instrumentalist and singer living and working in New York's Hudson Valley where he has been performing, teaching, and curating traditional music for over a decade. He is an active busker and busking advocate.
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My Oh Mime-O
David Ige is a whole lotta miming fun. Improvisational, inspirational and simply silly!
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Rees Shad
Rees Shad made a name for himself as a wordsmith troubadour traveling the country and the world sharing his particular blend of American gothic storytelling. His albums Anderson Ohio (1994), and the Riggley Road Stories (1997) were warmly received by Americana radio and music critics around the world. He withdrew from touring in the early 2000s, choosing instead to focus more on wider ranging compositions as he recorded music for theater and film while continuing to hone his personal brand of storytelling.  To date Rees has recorded over 26 albums, several of which are full narrative concept albums including his most recent work The Watcher (2018) which is an opera revolving around the story of a serial killer on the Underground Railroad. He is currently hard at work finishing up a new album tentatively titled ‘Failing of the Light.’ He moved to Great Barrington in 2018 and is awfully happy to be coming back out of the pandemic’s forced isolation.  This evening will find Rees sharing some of what Stereo Review has called his “eye for detail and gift for absorbing narrative.”
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The Michael Junkins Group
Jazz guitar trio of music in the moment.
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sherry!
Ssherry! is a solo instrumental music on a double neck ukulele and also on a seagull merlin dulcimer. Delightful original compositions to sooth the soul and charm the spirit...
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July 17th
Beat Greens
Beat Greens is an acoustic duo playing up-tempo blues-based popular and traditional styles, New Orleans, R & B, and ballads
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Eric Reinhardt and Francine Ciccarelli
Eric Reinhardt and Francine Ciccarelli are a singer/songwriter and fun music duo!
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Erin Furey
American Idol finalist, Maureen in RENT and the headliner for the first ever Berskhires Pride, Erin is a dynamic and fun, energetic and outgoing performer who sings a little something for everyone!
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Griffin & Indie
Griffin Woodard is a Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Piano player who plays jazz standards and original compositions.
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I Got Written Up
I’m Anoush, and I design and wear paper dresses that people are invited to write on. The idea is to bring life and motion to a once inanimate object, giving it a voice and story of its own. Looking forward to seeing you all at Berkshire Busk! Promise me you'll write! -Anoush
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My Oh Mime-O
David Ige is a whole lotta miming fun. Improvisational, inspirational and simply silly!
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Natalie Lewis
Natalie Lewis plays her acoustic/electric guitar and cover fairly popular songs.
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Patrick B Ray
Patrick B Ray is a singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas who plays a mix of original music and classic country, bluegrass, Americana, and folk tunes. He's delighted audiences all across the US with toe-tapping tunes.
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Rees Shad & The Convo Combo
Rees Shad made a name for himself as a wordsmith troubadour traveling the country and the world sharing his particular blend of American gothic storytelling. His albums Anderson Ohio (1994), and the Riggley Road Stories (1997) were warmly received by Americana radio and music critics around the world. He withdrew from touring in the early 2000s, choosing instead to focus more on wider ranging compositions as he recorded music for theater and film while continuing to hone his personal brand of storytelling.  Over the years, Rees’ compositions have included many songs inspired by early and mid 20th century jazz and blues.  The influence of classic American songbook writers such as Hoagy Carmichael, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson, and Cole Porter can be heard in this work, and recently Rees began performing this material with a group he calls The Convo Combo. Together with longtime collaborator/drummer, Rob Kovacs, and bassist Jeff Link, Rees seeks to make the audience smile, tap their feet, and enjoy the many many stories he loves to share and sing. This music is nothing short of joyful and swingin’.  
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Senseless Violins
Adnaan Stumo is a violin player who plays various genres along with a foot pedal.
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Week 4
July 23rd
Barry Kay
Barry Kay is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/NYC music teacher from Alabama. Kay performs a variety of classic folk-rock, acoustic jazz-pop standards and spiritual songs, plus a few classically-influenced acoustic guitar instrumentals he calls "Invitations".
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Brian Hailes
Folk, rock, …and so much more! Brian Hailes has a wide range of styles that includes blues, country, jazz, and Broadway. As a trained opera singer, he may even throw in a little Mozart!   
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Darren Yong Magic
Darren Yongs Comedy Magic show is high energy, fun interactive with amazing sleight of hand, with his quick wit and jaw dropping abilities cards with change places, minds will be read, fun show for people of all ages.
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Garrin Benfield
Garrin Benfield is a singer, songwriter and improvisational guitarist who employs looping technology to create organic grooves and extended jams. Garrin’s original material often originates from the rock and folk realm, and finds it’s way to psychedelia.
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HIP-HOP
New Yak City a street dancer with a unique style originating from Brooklyn New York, the very birth place of street and break dance. "I learnt to dance and come up under some of the most pertinent and relevant people in the dance world, the very founders of the dance now known and recognised as ‘street dance’ which has become famous and is more regularly seen on television and aside the best musicians." I owe my life to the dance. I have great plans to continue to do good with my dance and share it’s beauty with others by way of entertainment and schooling. I was brought up under the sanctuary of the church and between throwing myself into the schooling of the dance and church I stayed away from what would have inevitably have been a disastrous end.
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Harry & Karen
Harry & Karen are an intimate improvisational musical duo infusing high vibrational cover tunes born of troubadours and retro-bands with a “I haven’t heard that song since high school” vibe. Keeping it familiar and wonderfully original, their mission is to create connective experiences that heal the soul and share love through music.
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Lucky 3
Trio of parisian and gypsy jazz.
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Taya Win
Taya Win is a classically trained singer and self taught guitar player with an expansive playlist.
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The StringSmith a.k.a. "GypZbilly"
For over 35 years, Kevin Smith has lived and breathed guitars: building, repairing, and refurbishing electric and acoustic, new and vintage instruments. Now Kevin is “The StringSmith” – presenting a lively Americana mix of Blues, Gypsy, Jump and Rockabilly tunes ...with a splash of the Caribbean ... known as "GypZbilly"!
view more
Vita Kay Duo
'Vita sings in several different languages, but the listener never wonders at the meaning of the words. Like a musical instrument the meaning is in the sound. The sound that wraps itself around and weaves itself through the accompanying guitar - evocative, playful, intelligent, simultaneously sophisticated and intimate'...vitakay.com
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July 24th
A.J. Kohlhepp
A.J. Kohlhepp is a Berkshire-based singer-songwriter who fits somewhere within the Americana framework. His songwriting influences run the gamut from Guy Clark to Green Day, from Aimee Mann to Amy Winehouse.
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Darian Kaulahao
Juggler & circus artist
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FKA Muddytooth
FKA Muddytooth plays guitar smothered in a thick cloud of reverb from the City of Quartz. His performance feels like a montage from a road trip film, power lines and trees cause the burning sun to flicker like a strobe light through a dirty window.
view more
Harry & Karen
Harry & Karen are an intimate improvisational musical duo infusing high vibrational cover tunes born of troubadours and retro-bands with a “I haven’t heard that song since high school” vibe. Keeping it familiar and wonderfully original, their mission is to create connective experiences that heal the soul and share love through music.
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Helen Hummel
Singer/songwriter Helen Hummel hails from the green mountains of Vermont. Her music reflects the rural landscape of her upbringing and explores many styles. She fills out the limits of her vocal range, accompanying herself with bright and playful guitar. 
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I Got Written Up
I’m Anoush, and I design and wear paper dresses that people are invited to write on. The idea is to bring life and motion to a once inanimate object, giving it a voice and story of its own. Looking forward to seeing you all at Berkshire Busk! Promise me you'll write! -Anoush
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Lindy
"Music from the heart"
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Lucky Bucket
Lucky Bucket brings together 6 talented musicians and singers to play a variety of music, drawing from Rock, Country, Rockabilly, and Oldies with their own particular spin. Whether you come to dance or just listen, you’re sure to leave with a smile....Music Makes Me Feel Good!
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Patrick J Toole
Patrick plays acoustic delta style blues, American working class folk, and gospel. Acoustic guitar, foot tambourine, slide, and voice. Simple.
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The Berkshire Bateria
Street Samba Drumming, rhythms from Brazil! Based in Great Barrington, MA. the performers have played all over New England, Colorado, Las Vegas, and New York City, since 1994. Traditional instruments from Brazil are used and the audience members will have a chance to join the fun as extra instruments and instruction will be available! Come experience The Joy of Samba!
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The Midnight Anthem
The Midnight Anthem is a singer/songwriter trio who brings their unique take on country inspired music, with influences of rock, folk, & pop sounds, to stages across New England. Every setlist is tailored to suit the location's vibe, featuring a mix of original music and cover songs.
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Week 5
July 30th
Aimee Van Dyne
Aimee is a folk/Americana singer/songwriter.
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Mary Ann Palermo & First Take Band
**Mary Ann Palermo And First Take** is a thrilling and versatile ensemble, with lead guitar, bass, and drums joined by various horn instruments and cello, all backing vocalist and songwriter Mary Ann Palermo, a long-time singer versed in Jazz as well as many other genres. They will be performing a wide range of music for your enjoyment. One of the most popular bands in the Berkshires and beyond!
view more
Natalie Lewis
Natalie Lewis plays her acoustic/electric guitar and cover fairly popular songs.
view more
Notes from Underground
Music from elsewhere, played on the accordion.
view more
Patrick J Toole
Patrick plays acoustic delta style blues, American working class folk, and gospel. Acoustic guitar, foot tambourine, slide, and voice. Simple.
view more
The Silent Treatment
'The Silent Treatment' comprises mime duo Chris Yerlig and Leigh-Ann DeLoach.
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Willy Welch
Willy Welch is a singer/songwriter performing original & familiar songs; family friendly, accompanied by his guitar, Miss Dorothy.
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sherry!
Ssherry! is a solo instrumental music on a double neck ukulele and also on a seagull merlin dulcimer. Delightful original compositions to sooth the soul and charm the spirit...
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July 31st
Amanda Cote
Amanda’s performances include a mix of folky Americana covers that will take you "back to the day". They are soulful, emotional, and sometimes just downright comical. She's sure to WOW with the honesty and power in her voice while accompanying herself on guitar with occasional loop station ear candy.
view more
Dylan Patrick Ward
Dylan Patrick Ward is an ecclectic singer-songwriter from Vermont's dirty south with an affinity for underdogs and loveable losers and an interest in life's many absurdities, dissapointments and tiny triumphs.
view more
James VanDeuson
James VanDeuson is a traveling Singer/Songwriter from the foothills of Central New York. While driving with his partner in a retrofitted camper van, James writes folk songs that speak directly to the trials of the human condition. In his most recent work, James responds to the current political climate, both socially and through the creation of his newest album set to release mid-2021. Not yet titled.
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Michael Aaron
Michael Aaron is an American singer-songwriter from Long Island, New York. Inspired by music icons from past decades, Aaron projects a familiar, but new sound, while bringing back the lyrical tellings of the classic American singer-songwriter.
view more
New Light 3
This group, which evolved from the Blue Light Trio, plays a mixture of jazz standards and original material.
view more
Taya Win
Taya Win is a classically trained singer and self taught guitar player with an expansive playlist.
view more
The Midnight Anthem
The Midnight Anthem is a singer/songwriter trio who brings their unique take on country inspired music, with influences of rock, folk, & pop sounds, to stages across New England. Every setlist is tailored to suit the location's vibe, featuring a mix of original music and cover songs.
view more
The Silent Treatment
'The Silent Treatment' comprises mime duo Chris Yerlig and Leigh-Ann DeLoach.
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WackyChad
Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent, The Gong Show and a performance at the Superbowl. Prepare to be amazed, and if you don't like laughing, go somewhere else.
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August schedule coming soon...
August schedule coming soon...
August schedule coming soon...
August schedule coming soon...
August schedule coming soon...