Friday, July 01, 2005

MUSIC: Images slates "acoustic alley" music during July/August

Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 12:52:22 -0400
From: Janet Curran <>
For more info contact: Sandra Thomas, 413 458 1039
Date: July 1, 2005

Outdoor music on Spring Street, Williamstown

Williamstown, MA__ During the months of July and August local and regional
acoustic musicians will be performing in the alley outside Images Cinema,
as part of the Acoustic Alley outdoor music series. The music is as
diverse as African-influenced drumming, jazz fusion, and alt-country.
Performances begin at 6p.m., and are free. Images Cinema is located at 50
Spring Street in Williamstown, Mass. The current line-up is as follows:

Friday, July 1: Armies of Compassion
Thursday, July 7: Lara & Yael Percussione Duo
Saturday, July 9: Gillian Jones
Friday, July 15: Armies of Compassion
Friday, July 22: Jeb Barry
Saturday, July 23: Rosie Walnus
Friday, July 29: Armies of Compassion
Saturday, July 30: Ananda Plunkett
Friday, August 12: Jeb Barry

Built from the bottom up, with tight drum and bass communication giving a
huge platform for guitar, keyboard and trombone acrobatics, THE ARMIES OF
COMPASSION is both the listeners and the dancers band. Intense harmonic
creation paired with funk and dance club inspired rhythms makes for complex
yet very accessible fusionesque creations. Visit for more information.

LARA & YAEL PERCUSSIONE DUO is greatly influenced by West African music and
dance, combining rhythm, movement, song and spoken word with diverse
creativity. They are influenced deeply by their long, active love and study
of traditional African drum, dance and song.Visit
for more information.

JEB BARRY’s prolific songwriting has crossed over into many styles of music.
In the 80s and 90s he was part of the power pop group The Typicals, before
moving on to acoustic projects Mission Park, and The Riverbrides. In the
early 1990’s Jeb was named “Songwriter of the Year” in Berkshire County.
After taking time off from songwriting, Jeb began writing again in 2002.
Under the alias The Busted Trucks, Jeb has recorded five self-releases in
North Adams, MA. Visit for more information.

GILLIAN JONES is a self-taught guitarist and began playing publicly in a
church folk group in the early 1980's. She played throughout college and
after a long hiatus began performing at local open mics throughout the
Berkshires in 2001 including The Red Herring, The Helsinki Cafe, Joga Cafe
and the Freightyard Pub. She performs many cover songs by various artists
such as Sheryl Crow and Tracy Chapman. She has been the photographer at the
North Adams Transcript since 1992.

Just 16, ROSIE WALNUS has been writing and playing her own music for three
years. She lives in Sunderland.

Since the third grade, ANANDA PLUNKETT has been writing songs. Her first CD
of original songs, titled "As Herself", is due out in the fall of 2005.
Ananda’s music has been described as a mixture of folk, pop, and show tunes,
that has been compared to Tori Amos and early Jewel.

If you are interested in performing as part of the Acoustic Alley series,
please contact Sandra Thomas at 413 459 1039 or

One of the few year-round single-screen nonprofit cinemas left in the
country, Images Cinema is ever expanding its programming to meet the
educational and cultural needs of the community, while maintaining its
dedication to quality independent film. Images Cinema is supported in part
by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Current happenings
are listed at


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