Saturday, October 28 @ Barboza
By Lindsey Potter
Bowerbirds have earned their place in the new indie folk scene over the last few years with comparisons to well known bands such as The Avett Brothers and Bon Iver. They fit the bill too: Phil Moore and Beth Tacular originally started writing music while living a trailer in the woods of North Carolina and all of the band members have become notable for their individual mastery of a range of instruments, including accordion and harmonica.
With themes of nature consistently woven throughout their their albums, which feature a range of acoustic instrumentation, it is easy to let your mind wander to romantic images of sitting around a campfire. On their well-received third album, The Clearing, they have managed to stay true to that organic style while integrating bigger sounds with electric guitar and drums.
The upcoming show at Barboza on October 28 is at the tail end of their tour, which included Lollapalooza and venues across the UK, Europe, and Canada. With positive reports coming in throughout tour, I’m sure this well-honed live set will not disappoint in Seattle this weekend either.