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Marc Berger and Ride
Marc Berger and Ride

Sat, Jul 20

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Hopkinton

Marc Berger and Ride

Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West.

Time & Location

Jul 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hopkinton, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA

About the event

Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. After signing his first publishing contract in law school, he fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off-the-beaten-path locales and filing them away for future reference. 

On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of THE BIG IT, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. Marc and Co-Producer Mike Ricciardi now present RIDE, ten cinematic recordings reflecting Marc’s romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to contemporary culture.

Marc has performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song, "THE LAST ONE," was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts. He has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on CBS Evening News.

This show is part of the Summer Concert Series held in our outdoor amphitheater. So, grab your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a night of amazing music. Wine, beer, and soft drinks will be available at the event. The show will move inside our performance space in the event of rain. To make the arts more accessible to all, this concert is on a pay-what-you-can basis.

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