Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tuneful trifecta at the Calvin: Guster, Bela Fleck, Get The Led Out -Thu-Sat 1/17-1/19

A Night of Acoustic Music featuring the Guster String Players
8PM Thursday, January 17th a
t the Calvin Theatre 

Just when you thought The Gusters were going to hibernate for the winter, BANG! "Out from our caves we wander, crusty-eyed, hungry, ready to claw salmon to death. We’re playing a stripped down acoustic set with a small string section at the Calvin Theatre on Thursday, January 17th. Expect deep set lists with B-sides, unique arrangements, and general unpredictability." Yellowbirds open the show . On their 2011 album The Color, listeners are immersed in electric autoharp glissandos, bubbling 50's echo guitars, and glowing psychedelic pedal steel. Yellowbirds is the moniker for Sam Cohen, whose lauded guitar playing and tenor voice hover above the lush bed of sound delivering songs that are both dreamy and existential.
Banjo Summit featuring Béla Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg, & Noam Pikelny
Calvin Theatre Friday, January 18th at 8PM

Bela Fleck 
Many of the world’s most influential bluegrass banjo players will unite to perform a “Banjo Summit” at the Calvin Theatre on Friday, January 18th at 8PM. Generally considered the most accomplished master of the instrument, Béla Fleck will be joined by fellow pickers Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg, and Noam Pikelny in a concert that will find the banjo being performed in both conventional and unexpected ways. In performances ranging from solos and duets to full-tilt banjo blowouts with all the players and an acoustic band, the concert stage will range from the traditional backdrop of bluegrass and old-time country music to the more unconventional banjo genres including jazz, classical and rock music.


Get The Led Out: the American Led Zeppelin return to the Calvin Theatre at 8PM Saturday, January 19th
The glow of their insanely great Mountain Park show last summer remains strong.

Hammer as they might, other Led Zeppelin cover bands are over the hills and far away compared to Get The Led Out, Jimmy Page's handpicked favorite Zep tribute band. Get The Led Out brings the studio recordings of the mighty Zep to life on the big concert stage in all their power and complexity. They have an uncanny presence and will leave you dazed and delightfully confused.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413 586 8686 and online at

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