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BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA ! 29

June 27, 2014

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA No. 29
songs of a coal miner’s son
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A BLOG FOR MUSIC-LOVERS

With Gene Christy & Rod MacDow

episode twenty-nine . . .

Well—it is indeed a pleasure to sit down to blogging today–

Because this group is, like, totally awesome!

D&E BEST
Welcome, Duffy & Erin!

One night I happened to drop in to the Marketplace Café & coffee shop reflections

(beautiful downtown Pittsfield’s version of Starbucks GOOD TIMES AT MARKETPLACE

—only better!—with live music –several nights a week!)—

So–one night I happened to drop in–and what did I behold but one of the most exciting live performances of the year by this husband-and-wife team of Pittsfield school teachers, who moonlight as a cover band—and deserve, believe me, the widest possible audience!

So, it’s with great pleasure that I introduce Duffy & Erin!

D&E BIZ CARD

as our Featured Artist of the Week, here on

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !
Located on your online dial at genechristy.com.

With a couple of guests sitting in—

a very special guest! A VERY SPECIAL GUEST!

well, you’ll see—we have, as usual, pictures and audio tracks and more! So, let’s start the party with Duffy & Erin’s rendition of the Don Henley tune,

BOYS OF SUMMER

Mike’s brother, Glenn Duffy, also sat in that night on keyboards–

GLENN AT THE KEYBOARD GLENN! — A KEY PLAYER IN THE ENSEMBLE!

And the party rolled on with a hit song by Aviici–

HEY BROTHER

MIKE DUFFY MIKE IN GREEN

I MIGHT AS WELL JUST SHUT UP—and let you guys listen to this—with Glenn Duffy workin’ out strong on the keys on Daft Punk’s

GET LUCKY

I love the steamy vocals by Erin and Mike singing together—their timing is acute, their voices compliment, each-one for the other—it’s harmony!—so beautiful to see in a husband-and-wife team!—tight! But then good friend David Plante stepped up to the mike for an old favorite, to duet with his buddy Mike, on Simon and Garfunkel—

SOUNDS OF SILENCE

For one of the “other” generation, like myself, it was pure bliss!

DUFFY & DAVID DUFFY AND DAVID

Berkshire County USA – – blessed with bands you can dance to!—and!—how would you like to have Duffy and Erin in your school system! SINGING MOODY BLUES!

STORY IN YOUR EYES

Did I tell you I saw the Moody Blues in person way Bach when?—at the Orpheum in Boston—1968!—when they rolled onto the stage a something called a mellotron—back then, it was bigger than the guy who played it—you couldn’t see him sitting behind it!—an early precursor of what came to be known as the synthesizer! So, how awesome to find out, from Duffy and Erin, that the great masterworks of music in our time roll on from generation to generation—and genius will out in the end!

live_local_bands_musicians_berkshires_western_ma SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSICIANS!

GET OUTTA YOUR HOUSE! SHUT OFF THAT TV! GO SEE –AND HEAR – SOME OF THE AWESOME LIVE MUSIC BEING PERFORMED IN YOUR TOWN OR CITY OR COUNTY OR NEIGHBORHOOD—find your own Duffy and Erin!

WE LIKE THE ONES WE GOT!

And you can hear them, and so many more, past and future, coming soon, no one-shot wonders, all worthy of return-and-repeat performance—there’s so much I just can’t get to all of it fast enough!

Tomorrow night going to see Bobby Sweet and Annie Guthrie at the Spectrum in Lee—Sunday night dance music by Country Club, with Jeanne Laurin singing lead, at the lodge on the lake—stay tuned, right here at genechristy.com for the next posting of

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

It’s the place to be!

TOMORROW NIGHT—SATURDAY NIGHT IN AMERICA!—WITH

BOBBY SWEET & ANNIE GUTHRIE 8 PM THE SPECTRUM IN

LEE, MA TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

Bobby’s song “My Sweet” on ABC’s NASHVILLE!

Get Cowboys and Poets at CDBaby

Hey Sweet Music Fans,
So soon another Arlo Guthrie tour comes to an end. We had a great time on the “Here Comes The Kid(s) tour, and it’s great to be back home! Now that I’m back in The Berkshires, I’ll be sending more regular updates on my local shows, and look forward to seeing you.

Saturday, 6/28 8:00pm The Spectrum Playhouse w/Annie Guthrie.
Annie and I will be sharing the stage in an informal and intimate concert at The Spectrum Playhouse, located at 20 Franklin Street, in Lee, MA. The Spectrum is a beautiful stone church, converted into a performance space. For tickets and info call (413) 395-5023. SpectrumPlayhouse
The Spectrum Playhouse is a multi-purpose performance space hosting professional performing artists, theatre productions, concerts, lectures and more. Its primary mission is to develop the performing and visual arts talents of young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, ADHD and other learning differences.
The former St. George’s Church at 20 Franklin Street in Lee, MA has undergone a transformation into the Spectrum Playhouse, Community Center and Joyous Studios. A proceeds generated from Spectrum Playhouse events benefit the creative development of young adults with learning differences.

Arlo Guthrie’s “Here Come the Kids” tour Live Album.
For you Arlo fans: Rising Son Records has just released a two CD live album from the tour. Get it at RisingSonRecords.

July dates coming soon…..Thanks for supporting live music!

Love & Peace- Bobby

Meanwhile, visit the boys from the JP Murphy band at their own website at

http://www.jpmurphymusic.com/

Thanks again once more for being with us here

AT https://genechristy.com/

Coming up next week—Andy Kelly’s Dance-Kings! Don’t miss it!

. . . and remember, upcoming features will include such outstanding, notable, listenable performers as Tom Gardner, Dave Healey, and the Gypsy Jazz Ambassadors—as well as return visits from The Malibu Bros, this time with lovely lady lead vocalist Jeanne Laurin, Bill McElaney, currently back all the way from County Donegal and the streets of Dublin to the good ole USA — and of course—the summer season at Tanglewood, which this year, we will cover here at

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

@ genechristy.com

visit our friends:

Bobby Sweet at http://bobbysweet.com/
Rakish Paddy at http://www.rakishpaddyband.com/

Eddie Dillon at http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/ed_01.htm

EDDIE DILLON WILL BE COMING TO THE BERSKHIRES THIS FALL! THAT’S IN THE AUTUMN OF THE YEAR! ALL YOU DEVOTEES OF THE CELTIC SCENE OUT THERE – WHO KNOW EDDIE AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL TOURING CAST OF THE CLANCYS -STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS, TO BE ANNOUNCED AS SOON AS AVAILABLE, HERE ON

BERKSHIRES MUSIC BEAT USA !

And don’t forget
Jessica Roemischer at http://pianobeautiful.com/
And

Robin O’Herin at http://www.robinoherin.com/

And

champagnejam.orgnted variorish and a percussionist early on in life, he has

You can also follow all the doings at Tara’s Tipperary Tavern at

http://www.tarasfamilypub.com/

Titanic_with stormclouds_by_amadscientist Fare thee well, Titanic!

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