A Good Evening with Good Morning Bedlam

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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 11:15 AM
A Good Evening with Good Morning Bedlam by Nick Warren

Wednesday, May 17

Some sounds are distinctly American. And there’s nothing quite like the bright clamor of a string band to remind you where you are. Minneapolis-based Good Morning Bedlam has a beautiful rootsy folk authenticity that’s absolutely integral to the success of the genre. An acoustic quartet, the band features guitar, upright bass, fiddle, and banjo. Nary a drum in sight. Songwriter and guitarist Isaak Gil Elker serves as the primary singer of the band, and has a wonderful lilt to his voice, so much so you might think he was a long, lost Avett Brother. Elker is sometimes joined by fiddle player Sophia Mae, as she provides rich harmonies to fill out each note. The band released their debut full-length Prodigal in July of last year. It features 10 tracks of energetic music borrowing from elements of bluegrass, country & western, jazz, indie rock, and most importantly, folk.

An acoustic quartet, the band features guitar, upright bass, fiddle, and banjo.

Erie’s own Brooke Surgener will open the evening. Anyone familiar with Surgener knows that she is a brilliant songwriter with a voice to match. The astounding clarity with which she sings will impress fans of any genre. Often switching between guitar, mandolin, and guitalele (a charming guitar/ukulele hybrid), her captivating performance should be an amazing kickoff for the evening.

Join the bands on the “Hyde” half of the Jekyll & Hyde’s: the more dimly-lit side toward State Street. – Nick Warren

8 to 11 p.m. // Jekyll & Hyde’s Gastropub, 8 E. 10th St. // Free // 456.0072

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