This was my second year attending the five-year-old Freshgrass Festival, held annually on the grounds of Mass MoCA in the Berkshires. Everything about this Festival is terrific, from the music to the crowd to the food vendors to the setting. This year, the weather was perfect as well – and included a rainbow that appeared auspiciously during Vieux Farka Touré’s ethereal set.
I was able to see every set because the set times are staggered. I love that I do not have to make choices about which act to see when. Please make sure to look at the gallery of photos at the end of this review.
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts presents a summer concert series that is held – weather permitting – in the courtyard in the middle of the buildings, and it is one of the best ways to spend a summer evening I know.
This week’s headliner was Sam Lee, a British traditional music specialist who is touring the United States for the first time.