Wisdom Lodge Fundraiser

The Foundry 2 Harris Street, West Stockbridge, MA
The Wisdom Lodge AF&AM was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts in 1803. The Lodge is the oldest organization in the town of West Stockbridge at the ripe age of 218 years old! They are one of 5 lodges in the 31st Masonic District and one of only 5 moon lodges in the state. The membership as it stands today totals about 45 members from throughout Berkshire County along with 4 brothers from the Boston Metro area and 1 member from Ireland. The Wisdom Lodge over the past 6 years has donated over $20,000 to various charitable

Muddy Ruckus

The Foundry 2 Harris Street, West Stockbridge, MA
Muddy Ruckus is a rock duo of “darkly inventive americana” according to the New York Music Daily. Guitarist Ryan Flaherty and drummer Erika Stahl of Portland, Maine play a grungy style of railroad indie punk delta soul blues. This stripped-down powerduo blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit, and is known for a full rock band sound. Muddy Ruckus has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Duke Robillard, James Montgomery, Cracker, Entrain, Trombone Shorty, Greg Brown, Vapors of Morphine, Enter the Haggis, Rev. Peytons Big Damn Band, Elephant Revival, Daniel Champagne, Start Making Sense,

The Big Takeover

The Foundry 2 Harris Street, West Stockbridge, MA
Traditionalists or progressives? Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists. Their deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st century retro soul and R&B revival scene. That

Helen Gillet

The Foundry 2 Harris Street, West Stockbridge, MA
Belgian-born cellist, singer, composer, improviser and producer Helen Gillet grew up in Singapore, Chicago and Wisconsin before moving to New Orleans in 2002. Gillet has a B.A. in Music & Anthropology from Beloit College and a M.A. in Cello Performance from Loyola University in New Orleans. From 1998 to 2000, she studied with North Indian Hindustani cellist Nancy Lesh, sparking her deep interest in improvisation. Though Gillet had only just begun to experiment with jazz prior to her arrival, she quickly flourished into one of the most unique, talented, and beloved artists in the Crescent City. As trumpeter Michael Ray

Yevgeny Kutik with collaborative pianist Max Levinson

The Foundry 2 Harris Street, West Stockbridge, MA
Yevgeny Kutik and Max Levinson will play a recital of music including Brahms, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and other works TBA. The concert is in part a release event for Kutik’s newly released album of the music of Prokofiev and other Russian folk songs, “The Death of Juliet and Other Tales.” With a “dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique” (The New York Times), Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik has captivated audiences worldwide with an old-world sound that communicates a modern intellect. Praised for his technical precision and virtuosity, he is also lauded for his poetic and imaginative interpretations of standard works as well as rarely heard
$30 – $35