The Klezmatics Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah Tour
Sun, Dec 7th ‘08, The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
7:30PM A: $40 B: $25
With Special Guests Susan McKeown and Boo Reiners
“The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard… they rank among the best bands on the planet.” –Time Out New York
The Klezmatics have forever transcended genres, blending klezmer with aching shtetl melodies, raucous Latin stomps, wild jazz riffs and provocative Arabic, African, American and Balkan rhythms. The Klezmatics present a contagious celebration of Hanukkah—a marriage of the group’s soulful and ebullient Jewish roots to Woody Guthrie’s poignantly mesmerizing and newly discovered lyrics. This program highlights the band’s two most recent CD releases: the multicultural folk sounds of Wonder Wheel and the ecstatically danceable, hoedown-worthy Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah. Special guests include acclaimed Celtic singer Susan McKeown and multi-instrumentalist Boo Reiners.
Combine this special show with a visit to the Berkshires….just 2 hours from Boston and less than 3 hours from New York City. Hampton Terrace is considered the top-rated Lenox inn by Trip Advisor rankings and one the leading Berkshire bed and breakfasts. Our off-season rates apply until mid-June 2009, and a weekend stay includes a $30 Gift Certificate to Nejaimes, the gourmet wine and food shop in Lenox.