Posted: Oct. 14, 2022 10:10 p.m.
On Friday Oct. 21, 6:00 p.m. doors open | Eliza Edens Band (indie folk-rock) with Collect Calls opening (singer-songwriter collective). Store at Five Corners | 4 New Ashford Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267.
Indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Eliza Edens visits her hometown next Friday Oct. 21, to christen the first time in recent memory Williamstown’s historic Store at Five Corners cafe is hosting live music.
The four-person Eliza Edens Band will follow opening act Collect Calls, a singer-songwriter collective that includes Lily Goldberg, Jason Bascasa and Karl Mullen. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., 4 New Ashford Road, in South Williamstown, at the intersection of state Route 43 and U.S. Route 7. Edens is backed by Nate Sabat on bass, Addie Vogt on drums and Dex Wolfe on guitar and lap steel.
A community nonprofit organization last year purchased the historic building, which dates to 1770, and selected chef Corey Wentworth to operate his food business in the property. On Aug. 16, Wentworth reopened the store, which closed early in the COVID-19 epidemic. See STORE PHOTOS. Watch a news story about the store revival.
The cafe can hold about 50 people so advanced ticket purchase ($15) will ensure a seat. Mullen, a music booker — and Williamstown teacher/artist — has staged private music events for years. He pitched the idea of music at the Store at Five Corners to Wentworth, who is himself a musician. The two decided to try it. If the idea takes off, it would be the first time in nearly 40 years that Williamstown, a college town, has had a regular public live music venue.
Mullen reached out to Edens, based in Brooklyn, to lead the first music event. Edens is a Mount Greylock Regional School graduate who just released her second CD, “We’ll Become the Flowers” on Oct. 14. The Williamstown show is midpoint in a record-release live tour that includes Philadelphia, New York City, Cambridge, Mass., Portland, Maine, Burlington, Vt., and a Catskills venue.
Dexter Wolfe, the Minneapolis, Minn.-based musician who produced and mixed the album, is joining Edens for the tour. A 2021 Kickstarter campaign raised over $20,000 for production costs. Edens’ CDs are on sale at the Williams Bookstore, and streams are on BandCamp, on Spotify and elsewhere.
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