Pearl and the Beard w/ Midnight Moxie and Abigail Stauffer
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.
Former strangers Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price, and Jeremy Styles were united in the great city of New York. Each had migrated there from a far corner of the nation with naught but food in their pockets and money in their bellies. Each had the same true love. Since then, the three have nested, and their unique brand of brightly melodic songcraft continues to blossom of its own accord.
The band’s genre-bending and expectation-defying sound has since burst the trio out of the confines of the New York music scene, allowing them to traipse the United States on a multitude of national tours and across the pond for a hugely successful inaugural UK tour in 2011. They’ve caught the attention of The Boston Globe, Filter Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and thousands of wildly dedicated fans both local and international. Their haunting music video for “The Lament of Coronado Brown” even made its debut on NPR’s acclaimed music site, All Songs Considered.
Pearl and the Beard’s live show is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The band captivates their audience from first note to last, leaving fans and press alike completely engrossed in the world they’ve created with their soaring and sensual songs. From subway platform to park to field to brightly lit venue stage, Pearl and the Beard take over whatever space they occupy, including the people occupying it with them, prompting The Wall Street Journal to comment “…as Pearl and the Beard joyfully belted… to a growing crowd on the [subway] platform… commuters missed their trains to stay and listen, unsure what was happening—only that it was a New York moment not to be missed.”
Pearl and the Beard loves you the way you’ve always been… and it’s quickly becoming clear that wherever they go, the feeling is mutual.
Midnight Moxie is an all-girl doo-wop rock trio from Chicago. Formed in the summer of 2009, the band consists of sisters Meg and Nia O’Reilly Amandes and close friend Sarah Chang.
Taking inspiration from girl groups of the 1960s, the Moxie girls are known for their tight vocal harmonies and themed outfits. Their songs are sweet, smart, and sassy, and with their sparkling humor, they are as fun to watch in performance as they are to hear.
Abigail Stauffer brings all of her experience to the stage. Chances are Abigail won't break your heart, but she will add color to a black and white memory. Every song is a captivating showcase of confidence and vulnerability, naturally crafting a balance of pain, hope, and joy. Her music and live performances hold so much emotion for her and the audience-- it's hard to believe each song isn't written specifically about you. Finally, an artist who writes about the things that really matter; Abigail will warm your heart and serenade your soul.