The event will feature two stages and five musical groups. The musicians include Greg Smith and The Broken English, Tory Hanna and the Pondsiders, Bright Lines, and solo performances by Marlene Lavelle and Billy Keane. The past year has been monumental for many of the musicians involved, with new album releases, performances at larger venues, and transitions into breakout solo careers.
Lavelle, from Greenfield, is a brilliant singer-songwriter with a stunningly beautiful alto voice. She plays the ukulele at her performances, creating an effect that is at once rootsy and angelic.
Lavelle will bring some girl power to the event, playing two sets downstairs on the second stage at the Wheelhouse.
Keane will open the night upstairs on the main stage. An accomplished songwriter and performer, Keane has played clubs and bars throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states. His unique combination of folk, blues, and roots rock has earned him a wide fan base.
Smith, front man for The Broken English, hails from Charlemont. This year’s Whiskey Treaty will be the occasion for a new release for him and the band.
Following Smith onstage will be songwriter Abe Loomis and the boot stomping, banjo-led jams of Franklin County’s own Bright Lines.
Bright Lines played to great acclaim at the Green River Festival this year, and has continued to develop a unique, no-holds-barred approach to traditional music.
Closing the night will be Tory Hanna and the Pondsiders. Hanna, a Buckland native by way of Brooklyn, NY, returns to the Whiskey Treaty just one year after the Thanksgiving release of his signature EP “Pondside.” A passionate songwriter and an electric presence on stage, Hanna has been touring the songs from his EP alongside each of the Whiskey Treaty artists throughout the past year and recording a new CD.
Advance tickets are $13, tickets at the door will be $15.
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