The Bitter Liberals play all original music, and as it turns out, they don’t have all that much to be bitter about. A favorite at theaters and listening rooms throughout the mid-Atlantic region, The Bitter Liberals play all original music of texture and maturity, featuring rich storytelling, fine vocals, and the seasoned musicianship of Allen Kitselman, Clark Hansbarger, Gary McGraw, Michael Rohrer, and Nick Schrenk.
The Bitter Liberals have produced two CDs “13” and “Again” which together received six Wammie nominations from the Washington Area Music Association, including Best Duo/Group and Best Recording in the Folk-Contemporary category, Best New Artist and Best Debut Recording. Whether playing alone or opening for national acts like James McMurtry or David Onley, The Bitter Liberals present an evening of joyful collaboration and memorable musicianship.
The Bitter Liberals together combine over 250 years of performing experience. Allen Kitselman, a Councilman in Berryville, VA where the band is based, was the founding member of Genghis Angus, heard on Mountain Stage, MTV, and radio stations across the nation. Guitarist Clark Hansbarger, in addition to being an NEA Fellow, is a PEN Syndicated Fiction award winner. Fiddle player Gary McGraw who has performed twice in Carnegie Hall in NYC as well as in many other venues all over the world is also a world-famous expert in computer security. Bass player Michael Rohrer performs in numerous orchestras, in venues including the Kennedy Center and Constitution Hall. He is currently principal bass with the Loudoun Symphony and performs with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Washington Sinfonietta and the Symphony of the Potomac. Nick Schrenk on the drums, has played in a variety of musical projects including Jumptown, Oil Can Harry & the Dirty Squirts, Smokin’ In Bed and The Dominion Jazz Quartet. Nick is a professional fine arts painter whose work is acclaimed.
Doors open at 7:00 and show starts at 8:00 PM
Ticket Prices & Info:
All Tickets are General Admission
$20 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event
$25 at the door
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult
Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours.
Where are you located?
We are located in dowtown Berryville, Virginia between the Rose Hill Park and the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center / Clarke County Library.
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Where do I park & is it free?
Free parking is available next door at the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center / Clarke County Library / Barns of Rose Hill parking lot.
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Do I need to print out a copy of my tickets?
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