Monday, May 07, 2007

Daisy May and Seth Bernard

Great show downtown tonight by these twenty-something folky singer-songwriters. They're Michigan people and I'd heard their names up North before, but never their music until they were on Garrison Keillor a few weeks ago. In person, they're fabulous. Daisy herself is quite charming and has this great Michigan accent when she talks that turns into something very full and versatile when she sings. I don't know how to talk guitars, but Seth reminds me a fair bit of David Rawlings, with one of them tiny-like guitars and a similar elegance to his solos. They even covered Gillian Welch's "Orphan Girl." It sounded beautiful sung in a duet with a woman singer/ multi-instrumentalist named Laura Bates. That song is so great; I wonder why people don't cover Welch more often--it seems like "Orphan Girl" is one of the few you ever hear people do.

The show was held in a downtown ministry called Come 2 Go, and it was part of their regular programming, a relaxed, smoke-free, all ages gathering. It had such an nice vibe, I wondered if that was where Wes and Sarah go. It's interesting that church based organizations are bringing some of the more daring theater (at First Pres) and authentic original music (here) to town. While traditional music venues like bars keep booking reunion tours of Guns 'n Roses tribute bands, the churches are supporting the arts.

This July, either the band or the label that Daisy May and Seth work with are putting on some kind of family camp out weekend full of music and kid stuff and vegetarian cooking. It sounds great for a first time camping experience for my chilluns.
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6 comments:

PirateGecko said...

Oh! Mr. Jaeger just told us about that Come 2 Go thing yesterday. I would've gone if I hadn't had lacrosse practice. Maybe next Monday.

sarahjane said...

Sounds like a good show. Too bad we hadn't heard about it. No, we don't actually go to C2G regularly, although we did have our wedding reception there.

sarahjane said...

I was just looking at their label's website to see if I could listen to their music, and I realized that two of my brother-in-law's friends' bands are on the same label. what a small world.

countvonsexy said...

[shudder] Guns 'n Roses....

Calypso said...

This will make you cackle with glee-- everyone was so jealous of my handy-dandy reductions today while we were speed-reviewing every book we've read this year in the span of 45 minutes. Boo ya, what now, Mr. Hill wins. (lol)

Mr. Hill said...

What now, indeed.

I'm sure glad you told me that. A part of me was worried people would say those things were not worth the effort.

I guess it depends on whether you use them or not.