History of Music in The Berkshires Shared Interest Group
The Road House Era
UNCOVER THE RICH HISTORY OF MUSIC IN THE BERKSHIRES: THE ROAD HOUSE ERA
Aspects of the rich history of music in the Berkshires are well known in our area and well beyond: Tanglewood, the Music Barn/Inn, The Jazz School of Lenox, the Guthrie’s and James Taylor.
But other important aspects of Berkshires music history deserve to be much better known: such as the colorful history of roadhouses like Woody’s Roadhouse of Washington, which flourished in the 70’s and 80’s and were important sources of entertainment, community and social life - drawing to this area nationally prominent touring bands like Bonnie Raitt and Orleans.
The goal of this SIG is to bring this colorful history to life and create a widely distributed podcast that documents it.
Our SIG will explore the history of the local road houses and their music and musicians—and related topics such as:
Our SIG will do hands-on research such as:
Please contact Mark Rosenman for more information about this SIG.
OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College