Featuring Hot Acoustics
Join us under the tent and on the library lawn for an afternoon of high energy acoustic music featuring Waterbury Symphony Concert Master Alyce Cognetta Bertz. Bring a picnic and a chair. A pop-up bar will be available for drink purchases (proceeds benefit the library).
Hot Acoustics is a high energy Guitar and Electric Violin Duo who have performed in Amsterdam, Martha’s Vineyard, Aspen, Copenhagen, Key West, Boulder, West Berlin, Smithsonian No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit (Oakland Museum of California) and also Burning Man Project in Nevada.
Featuring Gary Bertz on guitar and Alyce Cognetta Bertz on violin, Hot Acoustic’s setlist is diverse full of originals as well as tunes by Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Stephane Grappelli, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Eagles, John Lennon, Radiohead, Grateful Dead, Dolly Parton, Jimi Hendrix, Tango, Louis Armstrong, Jefferson Airplane, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Mark O’Conner, and Vassar Clements.
They have appeared on shows with, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Russell, The Ramones, Ritchie Havens, Hot Tuna, Max Creek, Phoebe Snow, George Jones, Arlo Guthrie, Merle Saunders, NRBQ. Renaissance, Jonathan Edwards and Steven Stills.
The newest documentary on Burning Man’s founder Larry Harvey’s life includes original music by Gary and Alyce.
Summer tour takes Hot Acoustics to Martha’s Vineyard, Vermont, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Glacier NationalPark where they will be opening for National Park Ranger Talk gatherings.