The Whiskey Treaty
(Members Billy Keane and Tory Hanna)
Opening with Marc Douglas Berardo
Saturday, September 28
Show: 8p | Doors: 7p
Tickets: $12 advance /$15 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)
Visit Website: http://www.thewhiskeytreaty.com
Tory Hanna is a performer whose musical soul and character pours out whenever he stands in front of a microphone. Influenced largely by American singer-songwriters and roots rockers such as Ben Harper, James Taylor, and Bradley Nowell, Tory leans on modern electro-indie song-writing such as the Death Cab for Cutie and MGMT for lyric-driven and articulated melodic stylings. His first EP released in 2012, entitled Pondside, captured much of his electro-centric singer-songwriter stylings. Tory's latest work, Learning to Share, speaks to a more stripped down live Americana-Folk tradition in an ever-growing Western Massachusetts music scene, and the core of what The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow embodies. Learning to Share is set to release Spring 2016, with support from New York City-based Indie label, Electric Giant, and Producer Jeff Malinowski.
To call Billy Keane a throwback would be redundant. Keane is a singer-songwriter who lives in Pittsfield, MA and was discovered by the Berkshires First Family of Music, Kim and James Taylor. Besides James, he counts Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan among his influences. Like his predecessors, Keane sings about things that are important to people: Freedom, love, and peace as well as other key issues in our time. Billy’s heart may be in the sixties, but his music is pure 21st Century. With his blend of folk and contemporary blues, Keane has built a solid following by playing clubs and bars throughout the Northeast and Mid Atlantic states. He has released two projects to date, an EP called Pine Street Sessions and an album with his band Billy Keane and the Misdemeanor Outlaws. His songs will touch your heart and make you think all at the same time. Make it a point to touch base with your past while you look into the future, listening to Billy Keane.
About Marc Douglas Berardo:
Rhode Island based Marc Douglas Berardo is a hardworking, fast moving, adventure seeking, keen observer who lives for the story and the song. He has been nationally recognized for his music and performances (Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Song contest, Telluride Troubadour Contest, Sisters Folk Festival, 2013 Rams Head Onstage Rammie for Show of the Year.) No Depression Magazine called his latest CD Whalebone: “a highly polished personal collection with songs that are on the delicate trapeze of poignancy.” In the past year alone, he has shared the stage with heavyweights such as The Doobie Brothers, The Pousette Dart Band, Red Molly, John Haitt, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Lucy Kaplansky and Livingston Taylor. As a member of Chris Berardo and The DesBerardo Band with his brother Chris, Marc has been a part of shows with classic rock acts including Little Feat, The Marshall Tucker Band, Foriegner, Badfinger, Reckless Kelly, America, David Allen Coe, Levon Helm, Dickey Betts and Great Southern and others. Berardo was the winner of the 2014 Wildflower Art and Music Festival Song Contest in Texas and also received the Michael Terry People’s Choice Award. He was also a 2014 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, 2014 Solar Fest Songwriter’s Showcase Selection and a 2015 South Florida Folk Festival Song Finalist.