FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center announces the David Bromberg Quintet will join its November 27 concert with Hot Tuna, replacing David Grisman’s Dawg Trio, which canceled its tour. The live performance is at 8 p.m.
For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles remains a marvel. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son.
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady founded Hot Tuna in 1969 as a side project during their Jefferson Airplane days. Half a century later, the boyhood pals are still passionate as ever about playing music together. Kaukonen is a leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar. Casady is known for having broadened the range and scope of electric bass playing, taking it out of the rhythm category and bringing to it a world of complex and complementary melodies. In 2016, the duo was honored at the Grammys with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Tickets for the concert are $41 to $86 ($5 off for Mahaiwe Members) and must be purchased in advance via mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100 during Box Office hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of vaccination (or recent COVID test) and ID are required for admission, and masks are worn at all times in the theater. For further information about COVID-19 safety protocols, see mahaiwe.org/update.
About the Mahaiwe
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Mass., the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 22,000 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see mahaiwe.org.