“Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, ninety-six teeth, and one soul.”
If you haven’t heard of Pearl and the Beard yet then you need to jump on that shit. NOW. I was turned on to this delightfully quirky folk trio a couple of years ago by a good friend of mine and while they briefly fell off my radar, a recent show in Cambridge, Massachusetts has reignited my interest.
|Emily Hope Price, Jeremy Styles, Jocelyn Mackenzie/Photo by Juliet Hinley|
Signed with indie label The Family Records, this New York-based band consists of “former strangers” Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles and MAN, do these guys make beautiful music together. Each artist brings something to the table, whether it be Styles’ smooth falsetto, Mackenzie’s powerhouse vocals or Hope Price’s mesmerizing cello-playing, these guys put on a show. Oh! and the three part harmonies they create are truly standing ovation-worthy.
|Photo from Tea and Brie dot com|
For a little TASTE of what these guys can do, check out the delicious medley of Will Smith’s hits (including “Men in Black,” “Miami,” “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” and more.) Yes, it’s from November of 2009 but it’s BRILLIANT. Check out these guys on tour this summer if you can. Absolutely a must-see.
Jul 09 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
July 10 Philadelphia, PA@ Green Line Cafe
July 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
July 12 Dayton, OH @ South Park Tavern
July 13 Cleveland, OH @ Wilberts
July 14 Ypsilanti, MI @ Elbow Room
July 15 Chicago, IL @ Darkroom
July 16 Madison, WI @ The Project Lodge
July 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Kitty Kat Klub
July 18 Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldis
July 21 Cincinnati, OH @ North Star Tavern
July 22 Columbus, OH @ Treehouse
July 23 Lynchburg, VA @ The Muse Coffee Company
July 24 Washington DC @ The Velvet Lounge