Getting to the Soul of American Roots Music with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason [Berkshire on Stage]

You may know them from hearing them on A Prairie Home Companion, or on their own live radio program Dancing on the Air on WAMC in Albany, from film soundtracks such as Legends of the Fall and Brother’s Keeper. Millions were entranced by the music they did for Ken Burns’ PBS documentary on the Civil War, which features Jay’s “Ashokan Farewell” as its signature tune. You can hear a bit of the haunting tune in the video above.

The heart and soul of American roots music, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason bring a well-loved repertoire of original tunes to The Unicorn Theatre at 6 East St. in Stockbridge on March 17 at 8pm. Jay and Molly will play timeless renditions of hard-driving Appalachian, Cajun and Celtic fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics, sassy songs from the golden age of swing and country, stunning waltzes and deeply moving original compositions.

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