PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Redbird at Memorial Hall

New Year’s Day Concert with Redbird
Opening with The David Wax Museum
Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls, MA
Saturday, January 1st @ 7:30pm

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Deadline to enter to win: 12/28/10 @ 7pm (EST). Poster design: Gayle Kabaker

Continuing our Parents’ Night Out promotions, Hilltown Families and Signature Sounds Concerts have partnered up to offer a pair of tickets for one lucky couple to a special New Year’s Day Concert with Redbird in concert at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls on Saturday, January 1st at 7:30pm with opening act, The David Wax Museum.

This is a very rare area performance by Redbird (Jeffrey Foucault, Kris Delmhorst, Peter Mulvey) will celebrate the release of their new CD, Redbird Live at The Cafe Carpe.

Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend for a night out. Deadline to enter to win: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 7pm (EST). More details below.


Redbird is both the name of the album and the loose affiliation of three acclaimed American songwriters that began to take shape during a common tour experience. In January of 2003, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault and Peter Mulvey did a run of shows together in England. Most afternoons they found themselves with a few free hours at a hotel, and without fail they engaged in an off-the-cuff song circle. Across the tour, they discovered musical affinity and a shared love of a fairly diverse spectrum of Americana.

It was a natural idea to do a record, but in keeping with the spontaneous nature of their original sessions, they did it in a living room, around one microphone, in three days in the hot August of 2003. The members enlisted multi-instrumentalist David “Goody” Goodrich as a fourth member, and tackled a mixed bag of traditional tunes, old jazz standards, rock & roll and country songs, as well as a number of songs by cohorts and contemporaries (Jabe Beyer, Mark Sandman, Ry Cavanaugh, Paul Cebar). Kris and Peter also swapped covers, backed Jeffrey on one of his originals, and they all lent their instrumental skills to a Goodrich composition. What emerged was a real-time, un-staged love letter to the body of American song. Their live show echoed the trio’s stripped down and spontaneous beginning and was hailed by critics: “At the end Redbird took flight, leaving the stage to applause that was as thunderous as the performance was low-key… If the rest of the performances are as well-received as this one was by the standing-room audience, the artists might as well consider making the arrangement permanent” (The Washington Post).


The David Wax Museum, “one of Boston’s hottest new bands” (The Boston Globe), fuses exuberant Mexican roots music with homegrown country folk, creating a unique Mexo-Americana sound. With Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering, accordion pumping and donkey jawbone rattling, they have won over audiences across the country. Having toured with The Avett Brothers and shared the stage with Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ben Kweller, The Low Anthem and Nathaniel Rateliff, they were fresh off a national tour with the Old 97’s when they arrived at the Newport Folk Festival on August 1, 2010, and made a big splash: NPR’s All Songs Consideredfeatured them as one of the highlights of Newport. In addition to selling out historic venues such as Boston’s Club Passim and touring with national acts, The David Wax Museum has been causing a ruckus in living rooms and backyards throughout the country. In these unique settings, the band’s fiery and heart-wrenching shows have created an undeniable buzz and a devoted following.


Your chance to win a pair of tickets to a special New Year’s Day Concert with Redbird  in concert at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls on Saturday, January 1st at 7:30pm with opening act, The David Wax Museum, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  2. RECOMMEND A SONG FOR OUR COMMUNITY PLAYLIST and be sure to tell us your
  3. FULL NAME (first/last) and where you
  4. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) must include your town to be eligible.
  5. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address)
  6. We’ll randomly draw two winners and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win you should still go! Tickets are also available at World Eye in Greenfield, Turn It Up in Northampton, Elmers in Ashfield , Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls and 665-4036

10 Comments on “PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Redbird at Memorial Hall

  1. Congratulations to:

    • Liz Friedman of Northampton, MA

    Liz has won a pair of tickets to a special New Year’s Day Concert with Redbird  in concert at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls on Saturday, January 1st at 7:30pm with opening act, The David Wax Museum, and should contact us at for details on how to claim her tickets.

    Thank you to everyone who contributed as song to our community playlist:

    • “Everlasting” by Kris Delmhorst (Andi Turowsky of Shelburne Falls, MA)
    • “Hit ‘Em Up Style” by Carolina Chocolate Drops (Liz Friedman of Northampton, MA)
    • “Wake Up” by The Verve Pipe (Kerry Anderson of Southwick, MA)
    • “(I Used to Wear) The Head of a Lion” by Red Heart the Ticker (Becca Stott of South Newfane, VT)
    • “The Whole World Round” (Kathleen Kelly of South Deerfield, MA)
    • “Time” by Tom Waits (Gregory Jordan of Westport, CT)
    • “12 Days” (original from 1998) by Straight No Chaser (Felice Wolfzahn of Shelburne Falls, MA)
    • “Shirt” by Peter Mulvey (Sandra Dias of Holyoke, MA)
  2. I LOVE this band! So excited to find out thru you that they are going to be in town this weekend. I had no idea.

    My latest love is Carolina Chocolate Drops. Check out Hit ‘Em Up Style.

    Northampton, MA

    And Happy New Year!!

  3. Kerry Anderson Southwick, MA

    “Wake Up” by the Verve Pipe…

  4. South Newfane, VT
    “(I Used to Wear) The Head of a Lion”, by Red Heart the Ticker

  5. The Whole World Round is a great song….

  6. Gregory Jordan
    Westport, CT

    Song: Time, by Tom Waits. (Occasionally covered by Peter Mulvey, it’s a great example of Tom Waits’ gift for capturing the perfect mood… with grit :P)

  7. Felice Wolfzahn, Shelburne Falls
    D Wax museum was awesome at The Greenfield summer balloon festival.
    song: Straight No Chaser – 12 Days (original from 1998)

  8. Shirt, by Peter Mulvey. beautiful song.

    What a great way to spend New Year’s Day!

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, MA

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