Free Concert at the Clark

Sunday September 11 at 4PM

By: - Sep 08, 2022

On Sunday, September 11, the Clark Art Institute continues its Locals at the Lunder Center series with a free concert by two-guitar duo Elkhorn, followed by local musical group Sound For. Presented in partnership with Belltower Records (North Adams, Massachusetts), the performance kicks off an upcoming series of live music events that feature new experimentations in sound, in conjunction with the changing of the seasons. The concert takes place at 4:15 pm on the Lunder Center’s Moltz Terrace. In the event of inclement weather, the event moves to the Clark’s auditorium.

Based out of Philadelphia and New York City, Elkhorn's sound traverses the plains of American Primitivism, traditional folk, and consciousness-expanding psychedelia. Guitarist Jesse Sheppard plays twelve-string acoustic and guitarist Drew Gardner plays electric; drummer Ian McColm joins Sheppard and Gardner for their performance at the Lunder Center. The band has issued several releases, including The Storm Sessions (Beyond Beyond is Beyond, 2020), recorded at Gardner’s Harlem home studio on a snowy evening when the duo was unable to travel to their scheduled gig, and all-acoustic sister album The Acoustic Storm Sessions (Centripetal Force / Cardinal Fuzz, 2020). Elkhorn’s performance at the Clark is the sole Massachusetts performance on their current tour.

Tonally obscure and as melted as it is measured, Berkshire County quartet Sound For comprises local musicians Brian Kantor, Miles Lally, Wes Buckley, and John Prusinski. The group follows in the footsteps of previous open form players attempting to free instruments of their assumed roles by democratizing rhythms and harmony and creating sound for any occasion. Sound For’s recent improvisational sessions (all recorded over the last year) are pending a release on Condiment Records.

Free; no registration is required. Please bring your own snacks or beverages and seating. For more information, visit