Thursday October 4, 2012

Kristin Hersh christens re-opened Windham Ballroom on Oct. 12

BELLOWS FALLS -- Songwriter, performer, musical pioneer and author Kristin Hersh will perform at the newly opened Windham Ballroom, 40 The Square, on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

The show is the first in a series of events promoted by Popolo, the new restaurant and venue in the Windham Hotel.

Forming the ground-breaking band, Throwing Muses, when she was just 14, Hersh has released more than 20 albums with her two bands and as a solo artist. In 2010 she published "Rat Girl," a coming-of-age memoir that the New York Times heralded as "uncommonly touching" and Rolling Stone chose as one of the top 10 music memoirs of all time. "Rat Girl" chronicles the early phase of her public life during which she not only launched an extraordinary career but was also diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and became a teenage mother.

In 2003, she formed a second band, 50 Foot Wave, released her sixth solo album, "The Grotto," and also the eighth album by Throwing Muses.

Her live show tempers the weight of her material with a wry humor that is equal parts self-effacing and circumspect.

This is the first concert in the Windham Ballroom in more than 30 years.

Tickets are $25 general, $35 for special seating (with a dinner discount at Popolo) and $30 at the door while tickets remain. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 802-460-7676 or visit