Berkshire-born lyricist and producer Jackson Whalan returns to The Barn on Thursday, August 29th for a night of deep and danceable hip-hop grooves, reverse-engineered beats, live improvisation, freestyle, and revolutionary rap, joined by his live band and special guests. Learn more at www.jacksonwhalan.com
The Steal Your Peach Band is a six piece group that explores and celebrates the music of both The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band. By assembling the same line up of both legendary groups (2 guitarists, 2 drummers, bass and keyboards), SYP effortlessly interweaves the iconic grooves and jams of the two bands creating a unique musical experience.
Wanda Houston is a professional singer, actress and song stylist who has traveled the stages of the world searching for the perfect song and performance. Her travels brought her to The Berkshires in 2001 where she has continued to "search" in Musical Theatre, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Blues, Folk and Rock-'n-Roll.
Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. Jessica’s act is a hilariously relatable performance of sheer silliness, vulnerability and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media. Her audience is multigenerational creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together.
Straight from New York City and the beautiful Berkshires, Burlesque at the Barn is here to set your month off to a fine start with the best that burlesque has to offer! Starring Gin Minsky, Jezebel Express, Scooter Pie, and Lavender Luxx! Hosted by Rev. Legs Malone.
Dan Bern has released some two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first CD on Sony/Work in 1997. Either fronting various bands or as a solo performer, he is convincing, funny and timely, with an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits of the past greats, all while sounding fresh and original. Dan’s songs pack a punch, and are engaging and often cinematic.
The Transmitters are an original funk soul band from Berkshire County Massachusetts founded in 2014 by guitarist Rob Sanzone and bassist Miles Lally (founding members of the groups Jordan Weller and the Feathers / Lovan). In 2017, they reunited with former Feathers alum Joe Rose on keyboards. The band had a rotating roster of the best drummers in the northeast for many years eventually enlisting drummer Dan Teichert (Arlo Guthrie, Xavier, Lord Hill) as their full time beat-smith.
Dan and the Wildfire is a particularly potent cocktail comprised of 1 part old time mountain folk, 1 part classic rock and roll, and 3 parts bottom shelf bourbon. Mix it up and what you get is a musical experience that burns it's way into your bones and lights up your soul with a crisp, rootsy sound that'll leave you reeling for another taste of that Wildfire.
JACK PETRUZZELLI is a seasoned touring and recording musician. As a multi-instrument performer, producer and songwriter, he has had the privilege of working with a variety of artists that include Patti Smith, Ian Hunter, Joan Osborne, Rufus Wainwright and Sara Bareilles, to name a few. In the studio, Jack has collaborated with platinum artists to unknown sensations. He co-produced Joan Osborne’s album Bring It On Home, which was nominated for Best Blues album of the year at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Jack is on the road performing with his trio High Season which features Adam Bernstein and Cameron Greider.
International Jazz singer, M.A. in voice and movement - experienced voice teacher, and movement therapist. Producer, co-composer, and recording artist with experience collaborating with Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa to create original performance piece and CD.
Join us for a lovely evening of Nashville in the round with Monica Rizzio, Jenna NIcholls and Jon Ladeau.
Elizabeth is a gem! Don’t miss this superb composer, pianist and beautiful vocalist!
Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter from New York, living and working in Brooklyn. She's toured with the likes of Sara Bareilles and Kishi Bashi; collaborated with Esperanza Spalding, Gillian Welch, Blake Mills and Ben Folds; scored, with Paul Brill, a variety of international award-winning documentaries, Independent Music Award for Songwriting, Folk category.
Johnny Irion is a rocker in and out of time. There’s something kind of timeless in the way he wrings out the sweetest melodies and deeper passions of both ‘60s Californian rock and Guthrie-era folk, and something so timely about the way he does it – there’s a reason Bernie Sanders asked him to sing at a rally in his sometimes-home of Santa Barbara.
Sam Lardner & Barcelona have been serving up their version of delicious rumba fusion now for two decades. Lardner is a master songwriter and storyteller with a voice that can deliver a romantic Bolero or a rousing Rumba with equal ease. Annabel Villalonga is an elegant guitarist from the island of Menorca, Juan Flores is the favorite of every audience with his major intensity on percussion, and Juan Antonio Guerra is one of Spain’s true masters on the five-string bass. Cristina Lopez and Clara Gorrias add rhythm, richness and depth with their syncopated hand clapping and beautiful vocal harmonies. The end result is an unforgettable, powerful musical journey through life and love in modern Spain. Last year’s surprise dance performance by the incomparable Naiara Nuñez electrified the house. This year she returns with more energy than ever. A stunning, joyful night awaits us with Sam & Barcelona!