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Summer Band Concerts at the Clark Every Tuesday in July

For Immediate Release

June 29, 2004

Mac McHale and the Old Time Radio Gang will lead off the popular annual summer band concerts at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. The group will bring their rousing renditions of classic American country music of the 1930s and 1940s to the Clark's South Lawn on Tuesday, July 6, at 6 p.m. The Clark presents free outdoor concerts every Tuesday in July. Picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets are encouraged. On the concert evenings, the galleries will be open until 6 p.m. Admission to the concerts is free.

The Old Time Radio Gang presents a rich and varied program of spirited fiddle tunes, gospel, train songs, and ballads that tell tales of the Depression, of heartbreak and love. The Boston Globe has said, "For an evening of vintage country music and cracker barrel humor, The Old Time Radio Gang really fills the bill." Members of the Maine-based group are Mac McHale on guitar, Smokey Valley on fiddle and dobro, Dick Monroe on accordian, John Roc on mandolin, and Sally Roc on bass. At the Clark, they will be joined by special guest Larry Neu, on banjo.

Upcoming concerts will be French Canadian group Matapat on July 13; pops brass ensemble Innovata on July 20; and The Eagles Band of Pittsfield on July 27.

In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the auditorium.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery admission is $10 (members, students, and 18 and under free). For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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