A Unique Performance by the Jamaican ‘King of One String’
Performing on a classical guitar with nothing but a D string, Brushy One String manages to pack the energy and soul of an eight-piece Jamaican dance-hall band into just one string and one huge voice. Hear it on Saturday, January 11, at 8 p.m., as he takes the stage in MASS MoCA’s Club B-10. Blending a mix of reggae, blues, rap, and traditional African rhythms, Brushy One String has garnered countless fans across the world through live performances and as a featured musician in the documentary film ‘RiseUp,’ about the underground music scene of Jamaica. He comes by his talent honestly; his father was renowned Jamaican soul singer Freddy McKay, and his mother, Beverly Foster, toured with the likes of Tina Turner as a back-up singer. His one-stringed guitar isn’t just a gimmick either. This style, truly his own, has taken Brushy from Jamaica to Japan, Canada, New Orleans and England. Tickets are $20 reserved, $12 in advance, $16 day of, and $10 for students, available through the box office on Marshall Street in North Adams, Mass., by calling 413-662-2111, or online at massmoca.org
Make a full day of your trip to the MASS MoCA. The concert takes place on Free Day.