In the wake of the 2005 demise of vaunted indie band Ticonderoga, guitarist/vocalist Phil Moore and keyboardist/vocalist Mark Paulson decided to maintain their working relationship. They invited accordionist/vocalist Beth Tacular to complete their resurrection as a band. It was Tacular who dubbed the newly minted unit Bowerbirds, after an Australian species known for the male’s mating strategy of building beautiful and elaborate nests.
The trio relocated to the Raleigh, N.C., scene, honed their Freak Folk/Acousticana hybrid of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsome, Clem Snide and Van Dyke Parks.
Most ephemeral music drifts on the edge of consciousness, but Bowerbirds’ dreamy soundscapes electrify and excite consciousness. It’s old-time music with a freshly forged edge.
They play the Southgate House with Julie Doiron. Get show details and Sound Advice here.