Berkshire Blues Bash
with Roomful of Blues and Special Guest Walter Parks, and Grits and Groceries Orchestra
Sat, July 29, 3 to 8pm at Ski Butternut
“The eight-member “little big band” rocks and swings the blues with a contagious enthusiasm that will send you running for your dancing shoes!” Chicago Blues Guide
“A listen to Parks’ soulful Americana rock is to be immersed in warm guitar melodies, smoky vocals and troubadour narratives,” New York Public Radio wnyc.org
Based out of Boston, Grits & Groceries Orchestra and their performance is tour de force. “These guys are TIGHT!” The Noise / Music New England
“Phil Pemberton’s voice can ache with tenderness, or rattle the rafters with its power,” Boston Globe
Roomful of Blues’ has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Singer Phil Pemberton brings his sweet and soulful vocals to the band’s sound, adding a bright dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. The winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul is their calling card, as is their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with members, bassist John Turner, trumpeter Doug Woolverton, drummer Chris Rivelli, and keyboardist Rusty Scott, and baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille , Roomful of Blues just keeps on rockin!
Berkshire Blues Bash is a day-long feast of the best live blues music, as well as beer, great summer food, and barefoot dancing!
Rain or Shine.
Concert is part of The Barn at Butternut Berkshire Bash Series presented by The Barn and Artistic License
$35 in advance, $45 at the door
$100 VIP Package includes Post Party at The Barn with the Artists
Kids 12 and under free
Free parking, no dogs