Saturday, October 14, 2023

Scenic Songs: A Hiking Concert with Tall Heights

Tall Heights

About Scenic Songs: A Hiking Concert with Tall Heights

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Calling all hiking enthusiasts and music lovers! The Trustees is pleased to announce a full series of “Scenic Songs” hiking concerts to take place at properties across the Commonwealth June through October of 2023. Join us on the trail with some of your favorite performing artists for a guided hike and intimate live music experience like no other. These unplugged and acoustic shows are unique opportunities to enjoy live music in community and nature. 

On October 14, join Tall Heights on the trail at Peaked Mountain.

From playing on the streets of Boston to now performing in venues across the globe, the duo of Paul Wright and Tim Harrington, together known as Tall Heights, have built a career from the ground up, diligently as a relentless touring act. It’s been a journey of consistent evolution for the longtime best friends – everything from instrumentation to production to the size of their band has changed throughout the years, hand-in-hand with an ever-growing audience of listeners. Yet with all of this change, there remains a distinct DNA that courses through the entirety of Tall Heights’ music. The potency of their sound cannot be credited to harmony alone, but rather a unique union of two distinct voices that makes the music inarguably their own.

The third full-length from Tall Heights, Juniors emerged from a period of profound turmoil and revelation for the Massachusetts duo. In the span of five months, Paul Wright and Tim Harrington experienced a convergence of events that included major health and substance-abuse crises among their closest loved ones, saying goodbye to Harrington’s grandfather and to a beloved grandfather figure for Wright, and — in far happier, yet still intense news — the announcement that each of their wives was expecting. Compounded by a series of shake-ups in their professional life, that upheaval coincided with the start of the pandemic. Rather than succumbing to the tremendous pressure of that point in time, Tall Heights chose to confront the chaos by creating within it. The result: an album that precisely channels the pain, uncertainty, and unbridled joy of its inception.

In a rapidly changing musical landscape, Tall Heights’ commitment to a singular sound is what holds the duo together. It’s an emotional partnership of Yin and Yang that runs as boldly through their harmonies as it does their friendship. Tim, the more outspoken of the two, is constantly five steps ahead of whatever is happening in the studio.

Trail snacks provided. We recommend that guests bring a portable camp stool or blanket for seating during the live music set. We will also have a limited number of camp stools available for use.

Peaked Mountain Trail Details: Difficult

The ascent from the main entrance to the summit of Peaked Mountain is a workout, a strenuous climb along a rocky trail with exposed roots. The summit trail loop is 2 miles and gains 467 feet in elevation. But once you reach the top, the 1,227-foot summit provides spectacular views of undisturbed rural and forested landscapes in every direction and is an ideal space to enjoy Tall Height’s unplugged set.

There will be a portable toilet available at the beginning of this hike. Parking directions and meeting space will be communicated via email to registered guests.

Please note, audience size for this intimate offering is limited and pre-registration is required.

In the event of inclement weather, a rain date has been held for Sunday, October 15th. Any scheduling changes will be communicated to registered guests via email. 

Looking for more? Be sure to check out the full series lineup for Scenic Songs!

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