On April 18, see the Weight Band, featuring members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band, along with the King Harvest Horns perform hit songs from The Band’s iconic album The Last Waltz. Join us for the inaugural concert of the Boch Center’s Folk & Americana Music Series which also features special guests The Woody Guthrie Family and progressive folk-rock favorites, The Mammals.
In partnership with Club Passim
The new Folk & Americana Music Series seeks to spotlight iconic and emerging artists and introduce new audiences to the genre. The Folk & Americana Music Series will include regular concerts with Woodstock-based artists The Weight Band and rotating special guests—giving each concert its own unique experience. It will also include solo performances with notable touring artists. The series will begin with an inaugural performance at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre on April 18, featuring The Weight Band and acclaimed folk artists The Guthrie Family and The Mammals.
The inaugural concert will be followed by four additional performances anchored by The Weight Band in the fall of 2018. Artist and show schedule will be announced at a later date. This music series is being launched in partnership with the David Bieber Archives. Notable archive items documenting the history of folk and Americana music will be on display at the Shubert Theatre during the April 18 performance.
The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock, New York barn of Levon Helm and includes former members and collaborators from The Band, the Levon Helm Band, the Rick Danko Group and the Midnight Ramble Band. Recently, The Weight Band revived the Americana musical tradition known as the Woodstock Sound on World Gone Mad, their first full-length album which also features Jackie Greene and co-writing contributions from Levon Helm.
An iconic American singer-songwriter, Woody Guthrie was one of the most significant and influential figures in folk music. On April 18, members of his family, including Abe, Cathy, Annie and Sarah Lee, will join The Weight Band to honor Woody Guthrie’s rich and powerful legacy by performing one of his timeless classics. His songs, as Bob Dylan wrote, have “the infinite sweep of humanity in them.”
The Mammals, an Americana quintet from Woodstock, NY will contribute their heartfelt songs and topical string-band fervor to the evening. In April they release a long-awaited new album, Sunshiner, which features the titular sustainability ode and other soulful & danceable numbers. Through their music, The Mammals connect timid generations, heal sore hearts and enchant tired minds.
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This restored 1500+ seat theatre; and considered Boston Theater District's "Little Princess", continues to be the home for many local community arts organizations. The Shubert Theatre also serves as a venue for the touring companies that present Broadway, theater, music, dance, and opera.