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TapRoot Sessions: Riverbend Retreat
Friday, Jul. 23, 2021,  7:00 PM Eastern -  8:00 PM Eastern
Contact Beth Carlson,, 413-429-1176

TapRoot Sessions Outdoor Concert Series
Fridays July 23, July 30, August 13
7:00pm to 8:00pm (6:45pm: Space Opens; 7:00pm: Concert)
Dewey Hall Back Yard
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257

Seating is limited (and physically distant).

Tickets: $10 in advance, additional donations welcomed. Enjoy 10% off pizza at Roberto's Pizza the day of the concert (show your ticket). Picnicking welcome.

Join us at Dewey Hall for our outdoor concert series every Friday from May 21st to Sept 10:

July 23: Riverbend Retreat
July 30: South Street Swing
August 13: Julia Gottlieb Trio

Details for each concert are available on the TapRoot Sessions Facebook page and the Dewey Hall website. Band bios below. 10% discount on pizza at Roberto’s Pizza in the center of Sheffield with your TapRoot Sessions concert ticket (day of only).
Please bring a chair or blanket for outdoor seating. In the event of rain, the concert will move inside with distanced seating. Masks may be required inside. For the most up to date event protocols, please visit

TapRoot Sessions is supported by grants from Sheffield, Alford-Egremont, Monterey, New Marlborough, Richmond, Mt. Washington and Sandisfield Local Cultural Councils.

July 23: Riverbend Retreat

Performing a repertoire built of Oldtime, Celtic, folk standards and a few covers of contemporary Americana, RiverBend Retreat delights with simple and heartfelt arrangements. Melodies and harmonies are represented by Erika Ludwig (fiddle), Diane Barth (flute, recorder) and Steve Hyer (mandolin) and are supported by plucky rhythm from Patty Melville (banjo) and Lynne Chmurzynski (guitar). Each one of these Berkshire locals brings the experience of an artistic life (they are painters, jewelers, graphic artists and cultural junkies) to this microcosm of a music group. Their musical colors, textures and arrangements reflect the artistic depth of their other life endeavors.

July 30: South Street Swing

South Street Swing is a collaboration between vocalist, fiddler, and saxophonist Maggie McRae and jazz guitarist and vocalist Mark Phillips that seeks to revitalize great American songbook tunes as performed by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and other classic jazz vocalists. Based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, McRae and Phillips take inspiration from jazz duet ensembles like Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass, as well as contemporary artists like Diana Krall, to create memorable, foot-tapping musical experiences for both traditional and modern listeners.

August 13: Julia Gottlieb Trio

Julia Gottlieb is a jazz singer hailing from the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Her musical influences range from Bach to Chet Baker to Bob Dylan. She has performed and recorded in both the LA and NYC jazz scenes. Julia is currently living and performing in the Berkshires.

"Julia Gottlieb has the sound and the substance of a talent with star potential. Her coolly insinuating sound calls up the laid-back style of Chris Connors as well as the sexily girlish rhythmic approach of Blossom Dearie. Add to that her own surprisingly mature gift for telling a musical story, whatever the style orgenre, and what you've got is something very special, indeed. —Don Heckman, LA Times

Time Zone Information

Friday, July 23, 2021, 4:00 PM Pacific time
Friday, July 23, 2021, 5:00 PM Mountain time
Friday, July 23, 2021, 6:00 PM Central time
Friday, July 23, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern time
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 12:00 AM United Kingdom time

Location Dewey Hall
91 Main Street
United States
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