Merchant was at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. This was the second show of her tour for a new album. She's been on sabbatical for a number of years while raising her daughter. But at 50 she still has a beautiful voice with that identifiable timbre. She also still twirls and dances to the music as she seems to conduct the band. The band which had a cello, double bass, viola and 2 violins along with the bass and lead guitars, drums and piano. The drummer, Allison Miller, and the lead guitar, Gabe Gordon have been with her a while. Merchant seemed a bit nervous and unable to connect with the audience in the beginning. I had visions of Dylan. But toward the end and especially during the very long encore she was very relaxed, joking and interacting with people.