Type of music:
Acoustic Rock

Band or Artist:
Satellite Shine



Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA 01201

website:
http://satelliteshine.com


Who they're like:
Satellite Shine is an acoustic duo that re-arranges and performs classic covers that once dominated the airwaves by artists such as Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Queen, and James Taylor as well as popular songs of today by artists such as Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Shinedown, Kings Of Leon and more.

Band members:
Matt Alibozek: guitar & vocals
Darren OBrien: lead vocals


Type of music:
Jazz and/or Classical

Band or Artist:
John Myers



Address/location:

Great Barrington, MA

website:
www.john-myers.com


Who they're like:
Joe Pass, Francisco Tarrega

Band members:
From solo to orchestra


Type of music:
Acoustic folk

Band or Artist:
Mountain Breeze



Address/location:

Lenox, MA 01240

website:
www.berkshiremountainbreeze.com

Who they're like:
Peter, Paul & Mary; Simon & Garfunkel; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young;
The Eagles; The Beatles

Band members:
Norm Schaffer: guitar, vocals.
Tim Farkas: guitar, vocals.
Michelle Plouffe: vocals.

Dicography:
Mountain Breeze (demo CD; 2009)


Type of music:
Classics/B-side Classics

Band or Artist:
Past Tense



Address/location:

181 California Avenue
Pittsfield MA 01201
413.329.7394
wszymans@berkshire.rr.com

Who they're like:
We play the classics that nobody else plays. Love Potion #9, Secret Agent Man, Dock of the Bay. B side classics

Band members:
Glen Farrell: guitar.
Marty Szymanski: bass guitar.
Chet Johnston: vocals and percussion

"We have a great sound system and will play requests whether we know them or not. Glen Farrell is our guitarist who was selected to play Mississippi Queen with Mountain at the Colonial"


Type of music:

Folk

Band or Artist:
Paula Bradley

Girl Howdy

Web site:
girlhowdymusic@yahoo.com,
www.girlhowdyband.com

Address/location:

Lee,MA

Who they're like:
Honky Tonk. We play old stuff, not really like today's country.

Band members:
Paula Bradley: vocals, piano.
Emma O'Donnell: fiddle.
Rose Sinclair: steel guitar, vocals.
Betsy Dawn Williams: vocals, acoustic guitar.

Discography:
"Girl Howdy:Live at Rhythm and Roots Festival" 2006


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Nancy Tunnicliffe


Web site:
ntunnicliffe@aol.com,
www.bagpipesintheberkshires.com

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA

Who they're like:
Ethnic and folk performers.

Band members:
Nancy Tunnicliffe: bagpipes, Highland smallpipes.

Discography:
Favorite Grounds (1989)
Feather and Bone (with Laurel Masse) (2000)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
The Poncherellos

The Poncherellos

Web site:
theponcherellos@nycap.rr.com, www.myspace.com/theponcherellos

Address/location:
Pittsfield, MA 
P.O. Box 281 Dalton, MA 01227

Who they're like:
The Poncherellos are a punk band like The Ramones, Fear, The Meatmen, Anti-Seen, Sloppy Seconds and Adolescents.

Band members:
Andy Poncherello: bass,vocals.
Mugy Weather: guitar, vocals. 
Johnny Poncherello: drums, vocals.

Discography: 
"Reach the Beach" (2009)
"Estrada" (1993) 
"Doin' Time" (1992)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Jim Reynolds

P.I.M.P

Web site:
wishful@bcn.net, www.myspace.com/pimppartyband

Address/location:
Middle and Northern Berkshire County

Who they're like:
1980s rock bands, classic rock bands, modern and current rock bands.

Band members:
Randy Cormier: acoustic guitar, vocals.
Jim Reynolds: bass guitar, vocals.
Jason Webster: guitar, vocals.
Dale Zavatter: guitar, vocals.
Mike Basiliere: drums, vocals


Type of music:
Blues

Band or Artist:
Robin O'Herin

Web site:
robin@robinoherin.com, www.robinoherin.com

Address/location:
Lee, MA

Who they're like:
Delta blues, holy blues, original folk blues.

Band Members:
Robin O'Herin: guitars, mountain dulcimer.


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Love Dogs

Graham and Barbara Dean

Web site:
gbdean@earthlink.net, www.commonsense.com

Address/location:

Great Barrington, MA

Who they're like:

Orignal and cover folk music.

Band members:
Graham Dean: guitar.
Barbara Dean: bass, djembe, recorder, shakers.

Discography:
Tom Paine's Blues (2004)
Hail To The Thieves (2006)


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Bernice Lewis

Brain Radio

Web site:

bernice.e.lewis@williams.edu, www.bernicelewis.com, www.myspace.com/bernicelewis

Address/location:

Williamstown, MA

Who they're like:
Bernice has been a national touring artist for more than two decades. Lately, she has been performing locally with her new band, Brain Radio.

Band members:
Bernice Lewis: vocals.
Dan Broad: bass.
Dave Reed: percussion, vocals.
Mary Knish: flute, strings.
Bobby Sweet: everything else.

Discography:
"She Undoes" (2006)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Mark Jagiello

The Damaged

Web site:
mjiggs13@yahoo.com, www.myspace.com/justinallentrio

Address/location:
Adams and Lanesborough, MA 

Who they're like:

Working-class punk rock.

Band members:

Al Taylor: bass.
Colin Moran: vocals.
Mark Jagiello: drums.
Kevin Moran: guitar.

Discography:

"Victim of Circumstance" (2001) 
"Small Town Hell" (2000)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Ned Greene
CODA

Web site:
ned.rosie@netzero.net

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA

Who they're like:

Bluegrass/country, rock and roll.

Band members:
Ned Greene: bass.
Mike Clark: mandolin, guitar, vocals.
James Walker: guitar, harmonica.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist
Steve Feith

Hung By The Hated

Web site:

stevehbth@yahoo.com, www.myspace.com/hungbythehated

Address/location:

Berkshire County

Who they're like:
Pure metal.

Band members:
Steve Feith: bass.
Mike Mawhinney: guitar.
Jeff Casey: guitar.
Ryan Delmolino: drums.
Marshall Demary: vocals.
Jason Moon: vocals.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Nathan Belanger
The Blackouts

Web site:

nat-e@adelphia.net, www.myspace.com/natrash

Address/location:

North Adams, MA

Who they're like:
Old-school style punk rock band like Black Flag and The Misfits.

Band members:
Nathan "Uncle Nate" Belanger: guitar, vocals.
Jake "Off" Bonneville: bass.
Greg "B" Beliveau: drums.

Discography:
"Chord Regression" (2006)


Type of music:
Contemporary Folk, Americana, Singer/Songwriter

Band or Artist:
Bruce Mandel


Web site:
bruce@brucemandel.com, www.brucemandel.com

Address/location:

Otis, MA

Who they're like:

"Reminiscent of the singer/songwriters who penned the soundtrack of the '60s and '70s, Bruce Mandel brews up a coffeehouse sound that¹s espresso rich in inspiration and experience. As a vocalist, Bruce comes across as smooth, comfortable and quite likable. As a songwriter, he¹s a storyteller with an interesting writing style and effortless vocals." Singer & Musician Magazine

Band members:
Bruce Mandel: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

Discography:
"Follow Your Heart" (1998, 2010 re-master)
"Between Dreams and Regrets" (2008)
"Here's To Otis (1810-2010)" (2010 Special Limited Edition)
Bicentennial CD with a portion of the profits donated to The Otis Free Public Library)


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Willy Wilcox


Web site:

wilcoxjoel@hotmail.com

Address/location:

Dalton, MA

Who they're like:
Jazz and blues

Band members:
Willy Wilcox: flugelhorn, vocals.


Type of music:
Blues

Band or Artist:
JoAnne Redding


Web site:
joanne@joanneredding.com, www.JoAnneRedding.com, myspace.com/JoAnneRedding

Address/location:
Lenox, MA

Who they're like:

"The Berkshires answer to Bonnie Raitt, perhaps the female answer to Lyle Lovett" --Seth Rogovoy, Berkshires Week Blues.

JoAnne Reddings songs are a soulful mix of self-penned blues, country and rock and soul derived from her life experiences. She has shared the bill with  Asleep at the Wheel, The Mavericks, and Hank Williams Jr. Redding performs regularly at The Guthrie Center, Arlo Guthrie's venue from Alice's Restaurant.


JoAnne Redding: vocals, acoustic guitar.

Discography:
"Run With It" (1993)
"The Running Kind" (2000)
"How It Is" (2004)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Justin Burdick

Reason 837

Web site:
gamegod81@hotmail.com, www.myspace.com/reason837

Address/location:

Adams and North Adams, MA 

Who they're like:

Pop-punk.

Band members:
Brian Gwozdz: bass, vocals.
Justin Burdick: guitar.
Damian McCartney: guitar.
Nick Beer: drums.

Discography:
"Take Cover" (2007)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Jonathan Denmark

Jonny D

Web site:

jonathandenmark@hotmail.com, www.jonnydmusic.com

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA

Who they're like:
Folk and rock. 

Band members:
Jonny D: guitar, piano, mandolin.

Discography:
"Jonny D and Friends Drift Into The Day" (2004)


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist
Andy Kelly

Sister City Jazz Ambassadors

Web site:

akelly21@berkshire.rr.com

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA

Who they're like:

Jazz.

Band members:
Andy Kelly: guitar and banjo.
Charlie Tokarz: woodwinds.
Ben Kohn: piano.
Andy Jaffe: piano.
Randy Kaye: drums.
Fran Curley: drums.
Dave Christopolis: bass.
Marty Jaffe: bass.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Thomas Ryan

Balance

Web site:
tryan314@nycap.rr.com

Address/location:
Pittsfield, MA

Who they're like:

Cover songs.

Band members:
Tom Tenbroeck: keyboards.
Jamie Bugley: drums.
Jon Zarvis: guitar.
Bob ""Scuffy"" Scuffaro: vocals.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Chris Mattoon

A Sign Before

Web site:

cmattoon1@berkshire.rr.com, www.asignbefore.com

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA

Who they're like:

Hard rock and alternative music.

Band members:
Ian Mattoon: guitar, vocals.
Chris Mattoon: drums, percussion.
Shaun Mattoon: bass.

Discography:
"Reality Exists" (2007)


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Gregory Caputo


Web site:

bigbandbeater@aol.com, www.gregorycaputo.com

Address/location:

Berkshire County

Who they're like:
Big Band, Swing, Jazz, Latin and Classical.

Band members:
Gregory Caputo: drums.


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
William Dillof

Moonshine Holler

Web site:
dillbilly@gmail.com

Address/location:

Tyringham, MA

Who they're like:

Old-time, Southern Vernacular and Square Dance.

Band members:
Bill Dillof: fiddle,banjo,guitar, harmonica, steel guitar.
Paula Bradley: guitar, banjo, ukulele,vocals.

Discography:
"Been On The Job Too Long" (1998)
"I Believe I'll Go Back Home" (2004)


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Larry Chernicoff

Larry Chernicoff Quintet

Web site:
lchernicoff@earthlink.net, www.larrychernicoff.com

Address/location:

Great Barrington, MA

Who they're like:

Composer, improviser, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

Band members:
Larry Chernicoff: vibraphone, piano, percussion.
Don Davis: woodwinds.
Tim Moran: woodwinds.
Tom Schmidt: bass.
Tony Vacca: percussion.

Discography:
"October" (2004)


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Sandy Lord


Address/location:

57 East St. Mt. Washington, MA 01258

Who they're like:

An eclectic mix of old and new music.

Band members:
Sandy Lord: guitar, vocals


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Scott Ferrare


Web site:
nybassgod@yahoo.com, www.myspace.com/mabassgod

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA.

Who they're like:

Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Michael Hedges, The Beatles, Radiohead and Soundgarden.

Band members:
Scott Ferrare: Bass, Guitar,Drums, Keys.

Discography:
"Volume 1" (2007)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Nappy Martin


Web site:

strummingbird10@aol.com, www.ryesidemusic.com

Address/location:
Great Barrington, MA. 

Who they're like:
Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Buffett, Ray Davies meets Leon Ames. A solo performer plugged acoustic.

Discography:
"Steady through the Storm" (2001)


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Dan Amuso

BAD HABITS

Web site:

damuso@berkshire.rr.com

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA 

Who they're like:

Simon&Garfunkle, Eagles and the Beatles.

Band members:
Pete Apple: guitar, harmonica, vocals.
Dan Amuso: guitar, ukulele, vocals.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Jim Wojtaszek

Bad Hair Day

Web site:
jwojtasz@verizon.net, www.myspace.com/badhairdayma

Address/location:

10 Thompson St Adams, MA 01220

Who they're like:
80's Rock: Bon Jovi, Ratt, Guns & Roses, and Joan Jett.


Band members:
Randy Cormier: Lead Vocal, Guitar and some keys.
Mark Dushanek: Drums and Vocals.
Deb Fredenburg: Lead Vocal and some keys.
Jay Fruet: Lead and Rhythm Guitar and Vocals.
Nathan Raimer: Bass and Vocals.
Jim Wojtaszek: Lead and Rhythm Guitar and Vocals.


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Bob Ronnow

The Good Life

Web site:

ronnow@taconic.net, www.thegoodlifejazz.com

Address/location:

168 Thornliebank Road Williamstown, MA 01267

Who they're like:

Dining, dance, cocktail and listening music. The Jazz Repertoire & Great American Songbook: Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Blues, Ballads, Fusion.

Band members:
Allen Livermore: saxophone.
Ted Murray: saxophone.
Fran Curley: drums.
Bob Ronnow: trumpet.


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Richard Fabozzi


Web site:

jarfabozzi@aol.com, www.richardfabozzi.com

Address/location:
Berkshire County, MA

Who they're like:
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Tony Bennett.

Band members:
Richard Fabozzi:  vocalist

 


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Martina Laska

Mountainspirit

Web site:

optionaloasis@aol.com


Address/location:

4 Magnolia Street Great Barrington, MA 01230

Who they're like:

A unique original solo guitarist with an emotional message.


Discography:
"Nightingale" (1991)
"Mountainspirit" (1999)
"Movin' On" (2006)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Eric Esko

Poor Becket Rebels

Web site:

Phenwayphrank@msn.com, www.freewebs.com/poorbecketrebels

Address/location:

Dalton/Becket, MA

Who they're like:

A mix of original material and with interpretations of various jam bands.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Gene Christy

Gene Christy & the Strangers

Web site:

aisling33@verizon.net, www.myspace.com/genechristythestrangers

Address/location:

98 Greylock Terrace, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Who they're like:
Hard to say.

Band members:
Gene Christy: songwriter, accordion/vocals,
Sean Callahan:guitar/vocals.
Dan McKenna: bass/vocals.
Tom Apple: drums/vocals.

Discography:
"Highway 8" (2006)


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
David Grover

David Grover and David Grover & The Big Bear Band

Web site:

kidzlovemusic@aol.com, www.davidgrover.com

Address/location:

West Stockbridge, MA 01266

Who they're like:
James Taylor, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, and Mr. Rogers.

Band members:
David Grover: Guitar
Kathy Jo Grover: Bass
Terry A La Berry: Drums

Discography:
"Passin It On" (2006)
"I'm Learning to Read" (2006)
"Caterpiller/Butterfly" (2005)
"Sittin Around Grovers Corner" (2004)
"Watch Me Now" (2003)
"Family Concert" (2001)
"There's a Light in You" (1999)
"We're All Americans" (1998)
"Surfing with Dinosaurs" (1997)
"Ernestine the Green-Eyed Elf" (1995)
"David Grover:Live at the Red Lion" (1995)
"As Different as we are (We're all the same)" (1996)
"Chanukah at Grover's Corner" (1992)
"I'll be your Friend" (1990)
"One World" (1989)
"Kids Mean the World to Us" (1988)
"If I Could Only Touch Your Life" (1984)
"One World"


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Roger Salloom


Web site:

dltaylor44@hotmail.com, www.rogersalloom.com

Address/location:

83 Pomeroy Avenue Northampton, MA 01060

Who they're like:
Roger Salloom

Band members:
Roger Salloom: guitar/lead vocals.
Tommy Filiault: lead guitar.
Jeff ""JD"" Dostal: bass.

Discography:
"Eventually" (2004)


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
T. Shaun Batho

Acoustic Blue

Web site:

acousticbluemail@aol.com, www.acousticblueonline.com

Address/location:

227 Barker Road Pittsfield, MA 01201

Who they're like:

Bluegrass.

Band members:
Corey Zink: Mandolin.
Bear Acker: Bass.
Mike VanAstyne: Banjo.
T. Shaun Batho: Guitar.

Discography:
"Empty House" (2007)
"Workin' Man" (2006)


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Tom Norton


Web site:

Tomnorton199@hotmail.com

Address/location:
P.O. Box 199 Housatonic, MA 01236


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Bill Irvin

Berkshire Highlanders Pipe Band

Web site:
businessmanager@berkshirehighlanders.org

Address/location:

P.O. Box 1023 Pittsfield, MA 01202

Who they're like:
"Irish/Scottish Pipe Bands"

Band members:
Various members: 12 pipers, 6 drummers, Great Highlander bagpipes, snare drums, tenor drums bass drum.


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Ryc Powers Ward


Web site:
littletennessee@hotmail.com

Address/location:

539 South St. Pittsfield, MA 01201

Who they're like:
James Taylor, Steve Miller Band, Arlo Guthrie, and Vince Gill.

Band members:
Ryc Powers: guitar, vocals.

Discography:
"Human Radio!" (1992 )
"Brothers & Sisters" (2000)
"Rise Up Singing" (2002 )
"Robin Hood Rides Again!" (2004)
"New Gospel" (2006)
"Up The Road From Tennessee!" (2007)

 


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Pete Schweitzer

Americas Last Hope

Web site:

Americas_Last_Hope@verizon.net

Address/location:

20 Williams St. Pittsfield, MA

Band members:
Rick W.: Lead vocals/guitar
Pete S.: Drums/vocals
Jon G.: Guitar/vocals
Chris D.: Bass/vocals


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Gary Miller


Web site:

gmiller@misshalls.org

Address/location:

492 Holmes Rd. Pittsfield, MA 01201

Who they're like:

Gary Burton, MJQ, and ECM sound.

Band members:
Gary Miller: vibraphone

Discography:
"Blue Plate Special" (1999)
"Looking Out- Looking In" (2002)


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Miller & Amuso

Miller & Amuso   Miller, Amuso & Duff

Web site:

gmiller@misshalls.org

Address/location:

492 Holmes Rd. Pittsfield, MA 01201

Who they're like:

Gary Miller with ECM type sound.

Band members:
Gary Miller: vibraphone.
Art Amuso: 5-string upright electric bass.
Emily Duff: soprano, tenor, and alto sax.

Discography:
Miller, Amuso & Duff Jazz Trio- "Tripodity Tales" (2007)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Jim Reynolds

Wildcard

Web site:

wishful@bcn.net, www.jimreynoldsmusic.com

Address/location:

95 Creamery Road Great Barrington, MA 01230

Who they're like:

Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Neil Young, The Band, Santana, and The Jayhawks.

Band members:
Jim Reynolds: Bass and vocals.

Discography:
"Somewhere Near the Big Tree"(2008)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Tom Ingersoll


Web site:
tom@tomingersoll.com, http://www.tomingersoll.com

Address/location:

P.O. Box 4 Sheffield, MA 01257

Who they're like:

John Hiatt, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, The Eagles and Loudon Wainwright III.

Band members:
Tom Ingersoll 
John Sellew

Tony Manes

Discography:
"Breakfast" (1997)
"Crunch" (2003)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Chris Dimock

Streak

Web site:

streakmusic@gmail.com, www.streakband.net

Address/location:

Western MA

Who they're like:
16volt, Ministry, and Gravity Kills.

Band members:
Chris Dimock: guitar, vocals
Paul Aho: drums


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Bob Mullins

Mule/ B.M.W.

Web site:

bc123_37@hotmail.com

Address/location:

308 Grange Hall Road Dalton, MA 01226

Who they're like:
High energy rock music tempered by blues, reggae and funky overtones.


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Perry Daniels

Web site:
Perrydaniels@hotmail.com, www.myspace.com/perrydaniels

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Who they're like:

Kevin McKrel, Hair of the Dog, Christy Moore, Irish Descendants, Makem and Spain Bros., Dougie MacLean and The Kerry Boys.

Band members:
Perry Daniels: acoustic guitar, vocals.


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Connie Boyle


Web site:

reneeb@berkshire.rr.com

Address/location:

67 Joan Dr. Pittsfield, MA 01201

Who they're like:

Folk musician playing original and cover songs.

Band members:
Connie Boyle: guitar, vocals.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
BoneYard Express


Web site:
boneyardexpress420@yahoo.com, www.myspace.com/boneyardexpress

Address/location:
Lee, MA

Who they're like:

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Miller Band, Nickelback, Marshal Tucker, Matchbox 20, Black Sabbath, Greenday, Alice In Chains, Poison, Disturbed, Sublime, Grateful Dead, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw and Arlo Guthrie.

Band members:
Jack Stedman: lead guitar, vocals, harmonica
Joe Rotondo: bass
Mike Clark: drums
Jack Stedman:original music.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Jamie Choquette
Skyboro Sound Presents...

Web site:
jamie@skyborosound.com, http://www.skyborosound.com

Address/location:

121 Union Street, North Adams, MA

Who they're like:
Toad the Wet Sprocket, Duncan Sheik, Matt Nathanson and The Barenaked Ladies.

Discography:
"A Good Idea Gone to Waste" (2007)

"My Blue Phase" (2009) 


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Ted Garrett

Blind Eclipse

Web site:
zjcsorr@yahoo.com, www.myspace.com/blindeclipse


Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Who they're like:

Tool, Rush, Rage Against the Machine.

Band members:
Will "Scrubsman" Demick: vocals.
Zach "Cubbiss" Cutler: guitar and vocals.
Andrew "Diddles" Smith: drums.


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
William England-Horsfal


Web site:

bill@alivemusicministry.com, www.alivemusicministry.com

Address/location:
82 Howland Ave. Adams, MA 01220

Band members:
William England
Diane England


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
John Tranfaglia

BootLeg

Web site:
jtranfaglia@yahoo.com, http://www.thebootlegband.net

Who they're like:

Classic Rock, Southern Rock and Blues.

Band members:
Larry Jansen
Al Saldarini
Laura Saldarini
Dave McDermott
John Tranfaglia


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Steve Ide

The B.T.U.s / Advanced Phunk

Web site:

idefam@vgernet.net

Address/location:

21 Taconic Lane Great Barrington, MA 01230

Who they're like:

R&B, funk and jazz.

Band members:
Bobby MacVeety: guitar and vocals.
Steve Ide: guitar and vocals.
Rick Leab: drums.
Ram Miles: bass.
Butch Amiot: bass.
Jeff Stevens: trumpet.
George Sovak: saxophone.
Peter MacEachern: trombone.

Discography:
"Seeking Balance" (2001)


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Bobby Sweet


Web site:

bsweet@berkshire.net, http://www.bobbysweet.com

Address/location:

P.O. Box 147 Becket, MA 01223

Who they're like:
Vince Gill, Bill Morrissey, Deana Carter, Bill Staines, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Jess Klein, Bernice Lewis, Adam Michael Rothberg, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.

Discography:
"Hope's Cafe" (1999)
"Already Home" (2001)
"Love On The Border" (2003)
"Live At The Guthrie Center" (2005)
"Days Roll By" (2007)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Sean Callaghan
Kollektif

Web site:

seanman_01@yahoo.com, myspace.com/atomicscissors

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA

Who they're like:
The Beatles, The Moody Blues and The Who.

Band members:
Sean Callaghan: guitar, vocals.
John Culpo: accordion.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Cameron Collins


Web site:
cammyc76@hotmail.com, http://www.myspace.com/camerontcollins

Band members:
Cameron Collins: 6-and 12-string guitar, harmonica and vocals.

Discography:
"Live at the Sideline Saloon" (2006)


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Bittersweet


Web site:

bittersweetunes@aol.com

Address/location:

P.O. Box 2343 Pittsfield, MA 01202

Who they're like:
Songs from many genres, all with a unique sound, highlighted by dynamic close harmonies.

Band members:
Sue Choquette: vocals and bass guitar.
Dave Healey: vocals, guitar and piano.

Discography:
"Timeless" (2007)


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Lance Gallup


Web site:
lance@lancegallup.com, http://www.myspace.com/lancegallup

Address/location:

177 Harryel St. Pittsfield, MA 01201

Who they're like:

America, The Eagles, Jim Croce, Dan Fogelberg and James Taylor.

Band members:
Lance Gallup: guitar and voice.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
The Bar Stool Preachers


Web site:
barstool_preachers@yahoo.com, www.myspace.com/officialbarstoolpreachers

Address/location:

Pittsfield, MA

Who they're like:
Van-Morrison, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin and Ides to March.

Band members:

Eight-piece party band consisting of one male and female vocalists,guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet  and trombone.


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Jim Witherel
Static

Web site:

jim@static.bz, www.static.bz, http://www.myspace.com/livestatic

Address/location:

Cheshire, MA 01225

Who they're like:

Matchbox 20, Nickleback, Buckcherry and Finger Eleven.

Band members:
Jim Witherel: drums and lead singer.
Fabri Perotti: lead guitar.
Andre LeBlanc: keyboards, guitar and vocals.
AJ LeBlanc: bass and vocals.


Type of music:
Folk

Band or Artist:
Liz Stell

Spare Parts

Web site:

liz@bfv.com, www.bfv.com/spareparts/

Address/location:

33 Stormview Road Lanesboro, MA 01237

Who they're like:

A mix of Celtic and Southern fiddle tunes, historic dance music and Argentine tango.

Band members:
Bill Matthiesen: piano.
Liz Stell: flute.

With one of the following on violin:
Frank Orsini
Eric Buddington
Mark Bagdon
Ruthie Dornfeld
Donny MacLean
Cathie Whitesides

Discography:
"The Regency Ballroom" (2007)
"Dancing by the Shore" (2006)
"The Civil War Ballroom" (1997)
"Now Tango" (1996)
"Tango Viejo" (1990)


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
David Bacon

Shake & Bake

Web site:

ibacon@aol.com  

Address/location:

1986 Fred Snow Road Becket, MA 01223

Band members:
David Bacon
Jeff Price
Joe Kirchner
Dave Willey

Discography:
"Twenty Years of Shake and Bake" (2002)


Type of music:
Rock/Blues

Band or Artist:
T Bone Daddy



Address/location:

BerkshiresT Bone Daddy website

Who they're like:
The band is influenced by the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, Eric Clapton and the like.

Band members:
Paul Cowan, bass
Tyler Fairbank, guitar and vocals
Lou Parreault, drums and vocals

"TBD puts its own fingerprints on everything it does. From its colorful renditions of cover tunes to original material, TBD pursues a tone that is uniquely theirs."


Type of music:
Country/Pop

Band or Artist:
Whiskey City


Web site:

Whiskey City Facebook Page  

Address/location:

Pittsfield/Dalton, Mass.

Band members:
Frank Algerio, drums
Beth Maturevic, lead vocals
Dale Zavatter, bass guitar
Jason Webster, lead guitar and vocals
Tim Sears, lead guitar and vocals
Randy Cormier, Lead Vocals and acoustic


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Harbour Grace


Web site:

www.harbourgrace.net  

Address/location:

Pittsfield, Mass.

Band members:
Darin Almeida - vocals, guitar
Ketih Ferris - guitar
Shawn Maschino - bass
Dan Teichert - drums, vocals

Discography:
"Placid" (2005)
"Call Of The Nameless" (2010)


Type of music:
Classic Rock/tribute

Band or Artist:
Who Are You-A Celebration of THE WHO


Web site:

Who Are You Facebook page  

Address/location:

The Berkshires/New England

Band members:
Craig Simmons - The Singer
Diane Vittone - Bass, Vocals
John Kiernan - Drums
Garrett Lechowski - Guitar, Vocals, Synths, Programming

Who they are like:
The Who


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Jeff Link Jazz Trio and Quartet


Address/location:

The Berkshires

Band members:
Charlie Tokarz - Woodwinds
Ben Koln - Keys & Piano
Jeff Link - Bass
Kali Baba - Drums,Percussion
Beth Rose - Vocals

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Type of music:
rock

Band or Artist:
Adverse Effect



Address/location:

Pittsfield, Mass.

website:
Facebook or Myspace

Who they're like:
Pearl Jam, Green Day, Pink, Maroon 5, Blink 182

Band members:
Pete Boyd - guitar and vocals
Erin Laundry - bass and vocals
Danny Nadeau - lead guitar
Shane Laundry - drums


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Rev Tor Band



Address/location:

Pittsfield, Mass.

website:
www.revtor.com

Who they're like:
Rev Tor Band

Band members:
Tor Krautter - Guitar/Vocals
Dan Broad - Bass/Vocals
Scott Guberman - Keys/Vocals
Andy Crawford - Drums/Vocals


Type of music:
Blues

Band or Artist:
Arthur Holmes Blues Band



Address/location:

Pittsfield, Mass.

website:
www.arthurholmesbluesband.com

Band members:
Arthur Holmes
John Worth
Rob Daugherty
Gary Smith


Type of music:
Rock

Band or Artist:
Rebel Alliance



Address/location:

North County

website:
Facebook page

Who they're like:
Rebel Alliance draws influence from Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Fela Kuti, Toots and the Maytals, Gogol Bordello, Tom Petty and many others.

Band members:
Mike Wood
Patrick Tool
Generoso Gallo
Pat French
Nate Muir


Type of music:
Jazz

Band or Artist:
Zack Cross Trio



Address/location:

Great Barrington, Mass.

website:
www.allaboutjazz.com/zackcross

Who they're like:
Jazz standards and originals.

Band members:
Zack Cross, piano
Caleb Davis, Drums
Luke Angle, Drums
Andy Randazzo, Bass


Type of music:
Blues, R&B, Grove Blues

Band or Artist:
Billy G & The BlueZone




website:
www.billygandthebluezone.com/

Band Members:
Billy Gilbert - guitar and vocals
Noble Francoeur - Bass and Vocals
John Garcia - Drums and Vocals
Tony Gubelman - keys and vocals
Cathy Garcia - Percussion and background vocals
Sideman Ted Hennessy - harmonica

Discography:
Riding That Train
One of Everything
Sweet Inspiration
Dancing is Allowed
Blind in the Midnight
Outside Looking In
Big Mama
Pieces of a Dream
All Night Long
Man of No Shame
Angelee
Really Doing Bad
No Time for the Blues
Can't Take It Back
Duality


Type of music:
Celtic Folk band

Band or Artist:
Rakish Paddy



Address/location:

Berkshire County

website:
www.rakishpaddyband.com

Facebook

Band members:
Perry Daniels: Vocals, Guitar, Bodhran
Eileen Markland: Fiddle, Penny Whistle, Vocals


Type of music:
Blues

Band or Artist:
Misty Blues



Address/location:

Berkshire County

website:
www.mistyblues.org www.myspace.com Facebook

Who they're like:
"Misty Blues pays homage to the older blues music made popular by the bold and brassy women of its time, while still paying respect to the more contemporary female artist that carry on their rich traditions."

Band members:
Gina Coleman: Lead Vocalist, Percussionist
Jason Webster: Guitarist, Vocalist
Bill Patriquin: Bass Guitarist, Vocalist
Jeff Dudziak: Guitarist, Vocalist
Mike Basiliere: Drummer
Michael Mongue: Artist


Type of music:
Junk folk

Band or Artist:
Rusty Belle



Address/location:

Berkshire County

website:
www.rustybelle.com

Who they're like:
Tom Waits, The Band

Band members:
Matt Lorenz: vocals, nylon string guitar, fiddle, foot percussion, home-made odds and ends.
Kate Lorenz: vocals, percussion, melodica
Zak Trojano: vocals, accoustic and electric guitars, foot percussion


Type of music:
Instrumental

Band or Artist:
Arthur Dellea




website:
http://music.dellea.biz/

Who he is like:
"I have a vast number of influences from much of the secular music that I’ve listened to over the years, as well as the movies and television shows I’ve watched. Some of the bands and musicians include: Beastie Boys, Metallica, Moby, Linkin Park, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Elfman, Numeriklab, Blue Man Group, Don Davis and Brian Kirk. Today, I tend to listen to more Christian music, like Demon Hunter and Third Day."


Type of music:
Indie rock

Band or Artist:
Deafened By Love



Address/location:

West Stockbridge

website:
www.deafenedbylove.com YouTube Facebook

Who they're like:
Deafened By Love has been compared to artists as diverse as Cowboy Junkies, Dick Dale, and The Pretenders.

Band members:
Judy Eddy: lead singer/guitarist
John Prusinski: lead guitarist
Scott Marks: bass
Dave Serafini: drums


Type of music:
Funk

Band or Artist:
DysFunktion



Address/location:

Pittsfield

website:
Facebook

Who they're like:
Playing the best funk, R&B, soul and blues from the past five decades.

Band members:
Dave Robertson: keyboards and vocals
Dave Gigliotti: guitar and vocals
Greg Babich: bass
Dave Jermakian: sax
Gerry Giguere: drums