Billy Keane began the reincarnation of his solo project in early February 2020, opening for the Gin Blossoms to a sold out crowd of over 600. Soon after, the world changed, and any thought of touring or live performance was erased overnight. Quarantine brought with it many themes, among them solitude, separateness, individuality, but also solidarity, togetherness, hope and compassion. Over the months to come, Billy wrote, sang, played, recorded and produced, trying to make the most of an unusual situation, driven by the themes of quarantine and the tenacity of creation. This performance will reflect those many themes, as he performs songs—many written during quarantine—as a true solo act, as many of us were for so many weeks, alone but together.
Billy Keane, a Pittsfield MA based rocker, was discovered by the Berkshires first family of music, Kim and James Taylor. Keane writes and sings about things that are important to people: freedom, love and peace as well as other key issues in our time. With his blend of Neo-Americana and Indie Rock, Keane has built a solid following by playing clubs, bars, concert halls and festivals throughout the United States and abroad, both as a solo act, and as a founding member of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow. In January of 2020, with The Whiskey Treaty, Keane released Band Together, a full length studio album featuring Steve Gorman of the Black Crowes, Pat Sansone of Wilco, and the Berkshire’s own Arlo Guthrie. Band Together has received high praise from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, No Depression, and other outlets, and tracks off the album can be heard playing on the radio the world over.
There will be a 50% discount on tickets for front line workers.
Please call the box office for more information or to purchase.
Patrons should bring low back chairs and/or blankets to enjoy this performance under the tent.
Bobbie’s picnic will be provided by KJ Nosh.
Recommended for ages 10+
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