Berklee Presents Free Summer Concerts at Carson Beach
August 3 - August 24, 2013
Boston, MA, July 31, 2013 – UMass Boston’s WUMB 91.9 FM, and Berklee College of Music have teamed up to present WUMB and Berklee Concerts at Carson Beach, bringing free live music to Dorchester Saturdays in August between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The concerts feature Berklee students and alumni groups Joe's Truckstop (August 3), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (August 10), We Avalanche (August 17), and The Dwells (August 24). Musical genres will blend between folk, bluegrass, and pop with instrumentation that includes voice, guitar, violin, cello, and mandolin. These free concerts are a part of Berklee Summer in the City, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, and will be held weather permitting.
For more information on Berklee concerts in neighborhoods throughout Boston this summer, visit berklee.edu/events/summer. Carson Beach, located in South Boston, is best accessible via the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line. There is free parking available to the public.
August 3 - Joe's Truck Stop
Joe’s Truck Stop- Joseph Macheret, Lucy Cochran- has a unique sound that is characterized by bluegrass vocal harmonies and twin fiddle lines, driving Appalachian dance tunes, and lonely honky tonk songs.
August 10 - Bronwyn Keith-Hynes
Keith-Hynes is fast gaining recognition for her fiddling across many genres, including bluegrass, Irish, Cape Breton, and old?time music. She has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; The Inter?Celtic Festival in Lorient, France; and the Freshgrass Bluegrass Festival, among others. She toured France in 2012 with the international Irish music and dance show Celtic Dances, and has also performed with Tomaseen Foley’s Irish Times show alongside Grammy winner Bill Coulter. Accepted on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at age 16, she graduated in 2013 with a diploma in Violin Performance.
August 17 - We Avalanche
Characterized by their unique blend of voice, guitar, cello, and mandolin, We Avalanche puts a new spin on traditional music. The group has drawn comparisons to acts such as Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and Joanna Newsom. Their debut album, Time Travels, was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.
Watch: Wasting Time - We Avalanche
August 24 - The Dwells
The Dwells- Paige Califano and Matthew Bean- feature swirling vocals, memorable lyrics and infectious songwriting, pulling inspiration from drama and expression in all mediums. Their new album Don't Ever Leave Me Like You Do, released in May, is a collaboration with legendary folk musician and photographer Henry Diltz.
About Berklee College of Music:
Berklee College of Music, for over 65 years, has evolved to support its belief that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through contemporary music education. The college was the first in the U.S. to teach jazz, the popular music of the time. It incorporated rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s, created the world's first degree programs in film scoring, music synthesis, and songwriting, and, in recent years, added world music, hip-hop, electronica, and video game music to its curriculum. With a diverse student body representing over 80 countries, a music industry "who’s who" of alumni that have received 231 Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.
About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.
Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. (ngam.natixis.com) ranks among the world’s 15 largest asset managers.1 As a multi-affiliate company, NGAM brings together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers under one umbrella with the belief that this combined expertise offers unique market perspective. The firm spreads this same ideal in the global community by sponsoring programs and events that help enrich the lives of individuals and enhance and preserve the cultural experience for future generations through music.
1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2012 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 13th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2011.