The Deadly Nightshade w/Lisa Koch @ The Institute for the Musical Arts



The Institute for the Musical Arts (165 Cape Street, Goshen, MA 1096, Goshen MA)

The Institute for the Musical Arts presents an evening with The Deadly Nightshade. Lisa Koch opens.



Mixing rock, folk, country and politics, The Deadly Nightshade garnered a loyal following in the mid-1970s from their homebase in Ashfield, Massachusetts. They headlined major clubs around the nation, including the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the Boarding House in San Francisco, and Folk City, The Bitter End and The Bottom Line in New York City. They opened for Billy Joel for six weeks on his “New York State of Mind” Tour in 1976, and performed at the only National Women’s Conference in Houston in 1977. Signed by RCA in 1975, they released two LPs, The Deadly Nightshade and F&W. Both albums are now available on all major streaming platforms.

In 2012 the band worked with Roma Baran to produce and release a new CD, Never Never Gonna Stop. This CD is available exclusively out of the trunk of the band’s car.

Included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, the archives of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Sophia Smith Archives of Women’s History, The Deadly Nightshade returns to the music scene with a quixotic vengeance. Now seems to be the perfect time to renew a good old-fashioned in-your-face feminist band.

LISA KOCH Picture Tina Fey meets Bette Midler with Joan Jett guitar chops, add a touch of daft and demented... and you’ve got Portland’s Lisa Koch. An irreverent singer/comedian, out and sober chick, Koch is a deliciously twisted mix of comedy, theater, and tunes.

Join Anne, Helen and Lisa for great music, good times, and wicked insight. And, as always, leave your preconceptions at the door.