Pearl and the Beard: dry land sirens swooning the sailors of your heart

Clap those hands! Stomp them feet! Sing along to these amazing songs
– Oh, Death!
– douglas douglass
– Devil’s Head Down
– Reverend
– voice in my throat
– black vessel
– Vessel
– the lament of coronado brown
– prodigal daughter

Like most people, you probably have friends that are in bands. They may even be good friends of yours. Like the sad truth that sometimes bad things happen to good people, some really really good people make horrible music. Hell, you might be less inclined to classify it as music and rather moreso as noise.

I’m happy to call the members of Pearl and the Beard my friends and amazing music makers. Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price, and Jeremy Styles are that perfect combination of raw talent and good damned people. I’m not saying they are heathens, I’m simply attempting to emphasis just HOW good they are as people. They are bright, quirky and oversharers. Okay, maybe that last part is more true of Jeremy than Jocelyn or Emily.

I had the pleasure of meeting these folks during SXSW 2011. They gave me the pleasure of interviewing them and we all had a delightful time.

This trio performs beautifully crafted tunes. Like many tales, they’re a blend of truth and imagination. They are a bare bones gypsy trio have only three instruments on stage with them (typically): guitar, cello and drum (singular). Actually, six instruments. All three of them sing. All sing lead in different tracks and they harmonize. Check them out. I promise you’ll like what you hear.

OH! Almost forgot, they’re touring right now! AND they’ve got new tracks (which means a new album maybe soon, eh?).

Go to the Official Pearl and the Beard Website for more! They tweet. They tubl. They Youtube like crazy, or rather, others YouTube them: Sleepover Sessions, 1take, Subway Sessions, etc. They do the facebook to boot.

off the box,
mike ep

p.s. the video to prodigal daughter is the cutest thing I’ve seen in ages (AND it features jocelyn’s wacky three-person sweater)