Pub date October 31, 2012

Societies sometimes sing their best songs for centuries. Consider that antediluvian American lament “Goodbye, Old Paint,” or the worn murder ballads of the Appalachians, which still send shivers down spines and inspire new renditions, variations and song cycles. Ancient as they may be, these tunes still resonate emotionally, echoing some feeling each of us has likely felt. The best songs of North Carolina’s Bowerbirds have always seemed equally eternal. For the Bowerbirds, The Clearing represents the perfect realization of a fresh, timely outlook. Here, there’s acceptance with ambition, patience with aspirations, understanding with intelligence. On The Clearing, Phil Moore and Beth Tacular sing of the best and most important moments of their life and, in turn, create new ones. In this blistering world, these songs are the rarest sort of balm.
With Strand of Oaks. For more info and to purchase tickets, follow this link.
Thursday, November 1 at 8pm (7pm doors) @ Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell, SF | $17 adv./$19 door