Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

June 25, 2022

PREVIEW: The Mount, "Concerts in the Dell"

The Mount, Lenox, MA
Six consecutive Thursdays
July 14 - August 18, 2022
6-8 pm

Join the musicians at The Mount for an exciting lineup of live music—ranging from globally-inspired jazz to indie blues—in a beautiful outdoor setting at the Dell, below the Mount's Stable. Concerts are held in an open-sided tent, rain or shine. Picnics are welcome, and BYOB (blankets and lawn chairs). Tickets can be purchased online or on-site prior to each event; minimum donation of $10 per person of which all proceeds will be directed to Cash for Refugees to support Ukrainian relief efforts.

Wanda Houston Band
On July 14th, the Wanda Houston Band kicks-off the series. This dynamic quartet specializes in the music of the ’30s through ’70s with a blend of rhythm, blues, jazz, and soul.

Muddy Ruckus
Guitarist Ryan Flaherty and drummer Erika Stahl play railroad indie punk
blues on July 21st. The duo blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum
kit and are known for their full rock-band sound.

Mukana is an eclectic gathering of world-class musicians hailing from Chile,
Haiti, Zimbabwe, Brazil, and the US. Fusing traditional songs and rhythms
with jazz and sublime arrangements, Mukana creates music that is a joyful celebration of our global community. The date is June 18th.

Heard World Jazz
Heard is a collective of musicians who bring their skills and passion for
world music, jazz, and improvising together on August 4th to create irresistible grooves
set in a unique sonic tapestry. Together for a decade, their vibrant sound
incorporates influences from West Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean.

Misty Blues
On August 11th Misty Blues pays homage to the older blues popularized by the bold and
brassy women of its time, paying respect to classic male artists of the ’20s,
’30s, and ’40s. They also perform classic rock and folk tunes infused with a
healthy dose of the blues.

Pamela Meas Jazz Project
Closing out the summer series is the Pamela Means Jazz Project appearing on August 18th singing and playing jazz originals, contemporary jazzy covers, and Great American Songbook jazz standards from the ‘30s-’50s.