MEMORIAL WEEKEND: Natural music in a natural place — Eliza Edens at Hancock Shaker Village | Sun. May 26, 2019

Don’t miss the Memorial Day Weekend appearance of Eliza Edens at Hancock Shaker Village.

Shaker Barn Music

Sunday, May 26 | Doors open 7 pm  | Show 7:30 pm

Imagine: a Berkshire barn, overlooking the fields and forests of an authentic Shaker village, filled with the soulful sounds of great music. The crickets aren’t the only ones dancing. Come join the celebration. Make an evening of it – Seeds is serving dinner (in the restaurant, on the terrace, or you can grab a picnic box and head to the barn). The barn bar opens an hour before the show and serves snacks, drinks, and locally crafted beer.



Opener: Eliza Edens 
Eliza Edens is a Berkshires-bred, Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter. Born to a gardener & a journalist who would blast The Beatles, Canned Heat, & Peter, Paul and Mary during car rides to-and-from their rural Massachusetts home, it’s fitting that Eliza is a musician who takes an observational approach to the natural world around her. Combining adventurous fingerpicking with a knack for heart-tugging melody, Eliza writes songs that swell into meditations on memory, nature, time, love, and loss—belonging somewhere between your tumbledown front porch stoop and a hazy bar in the big city. She is a grantee of Club Passim’s 2017 Iguana Music Fund and is currently crafting a debut record. 
“Every once in a while, you get to see an artist early in their career who is so good you know they’re destined for greatness. Eliza is one of those rare souls. Someday she’s going to fill auditoriums with thousands of fans, but last night she played to a handful.”
                                  — Terry Clark, Pittsburgh, Oct. 2018

Lead Act: The Suitcase Junket

From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks, and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket is a one-man virtuoso, Matt Lorenz, whose signature sound is a mash up of mountain ballads, original rock anthems, blues manifestos, and dance-hall festivity. It is magnificent, rousing songwriting, played out on instruments built from broken bottles, thrift store forks, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, and more. Named to Spotify’s Best of Folk & Americana and Blues & Blues Rock playlists (he has combined streams of 1.25 million), he caught the attention of NPR (who chose his album Make Time as one of the year’s favorite sessions). Make time for this one.
“a lo-fi, low-tuned, low-down blast of end-times folk blues….captivating, mesmerizing, and gone…real gone.”
          — Rochester City Newspaper

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