New Concerts at BTF’s Unicorn Theatre

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

The intimate Unicorn Theatre at the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s home in Stockbridge has long played host to cutting edge theater productions, but now the theater is also being utilized as a concert hall, including a handful of new shows for next year’s calendar that have just been announced:

THE DUKE’S MEN OF YALE: A Night of Love and Heartbreak with Da Doox!
Saturday, February 11, 8pm
$20; students $10
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Dukes will perform a concert of classic love songs by such artists as Chaka Kahn, Billy Joel, Sam Cooke and the Jackson 5, along with newer songs by Adele and Rihanna. As one of the most beloved a cappella collegiate groups in the country, the Duke’s Men have performed everywhere from the White House to Lincoln Center.

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Saturday, February 18, 8pm
Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music, ancient blues and gospel come together in unlikely but powerful combinations, the Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose rough-hewn, direct sound has drawn rave reviews from Rolling Stone, “All Things Considered,” The New Yorker and others. Robert Plant even brought the Ramblers on stage as his back-up band with Allison Krauss at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Saturday, March 17, 8pm
Well-known from the WAMC-FM radio show “Dancing On the Air” and their performances at the Dance Flurry and festivals around the country, the American roots music duo draw inspiration from a wide range of American musical styles: 19th-century classics, lively Appalachian, Cajun, and Celtic fiddle tunes as well as favorites from the golden age of country and swing.

Friday, April 20, 8pm
Carrie Newcomer is a rare breed of singer/songwriter: the kind who illuminates life with startling depth, humor and clarity. She has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard and a “prairie mystic” by The Boston Globe.

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