Bowerbirds, Strand of Oaks, Prypyat 10/28 @ NeumosPosted by Valerie Skubal
North Carolina’s Bowerbirds take lessons from wildlife and nature and mix them with life experience, turning their songs into poetic journeys through the trees and stages of life. Phil Moore’s quivering voice and Beth Tacular’s birdlike harmonies make haunting and memorable melodies. Bowerbirds first release Hymns for a Dark Horse songs like “In Our Talons” and “Hooves” covers their respect for the outdoors and opens up a different perspective of the natural world. Their third full length album The Clearing is a testament to the trials of the last few years with the couples break-up and Tacular’s mysterious illness that brought her close to death. The experience allowed them to reconcile and reflect to continue making beautiful music and a life together in the woods.
Learn about Moore and Tacular’s turbulent past few years and how they came to be today with this beautiful video for their album The Clearing:
Opening for Bowerbirds is Strand of Oaks, comprised solely of Timothy Showalter. Inspiration for the acoustic folk project, coincidentally, also came from heartbreak and tragedy and for Showalter, tragedy birthed art. His albums have been a testament of living through, learning from, and moving on from a difficult past. The Pennsylvania native has released three full-length albums, the most recent Dark Shores, from July of this year.
North Carolina’s, Prypyat will also be at Neumos Saturday night. Formed in late 2011, the duo is a cello and a guitar. With Ducan Webster manning the guitar and the main vocals and Leah Gibson providing the lovely cello and high backing vocals. Whimsical and elegant the duo provides a unique combination of sound with a combination of orchestral qualities and acoustic rock.