FIFTIES BAND DADDY-O! TO PERFORM AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

Free concert part of the Clark’s 60th anniversary celebrations

For Immediate Release
July 8, 2015
 
Williamstown, MA—Self-described “hardcore fifties” band Daddy-O! helps the Clark Art Institute celebrate its sixtieth anniversary on Tuesday, July 21 at 6 pm as part of the Clark’s free summer concert series. Relive the era of rock and roll, rockabilly, doo wop, rhythm and blues, and even pop music with Robert Chandler on guitar and vocals, Bill Kirby on slap bass and vocals, and teen rockabilly singing sensation Brenna Joyce on guitar and vocals. Enjoy classic music by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, The Stray Cats, Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, and more.
 
Since 1999, Daddy-O! has been recreating the 1950s era with performances in southern New England, southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The band recently produced their fifth album, The Way I Walk.
 
The concert will be held on a hill adjacent to the Clark Center. Concertgoers may bring a picnic or purchase barbecue fare.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open daily in July and August, 10 am to 5 pm; open September through June, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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