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Concert at Elberta Waterfront Park with Breathe Owl Breathe on August 24, 2010

Join us for a family friendly concert at Elberta Waterfront Park starting at 7pm.

COST = FREE, DONATIONS ACCEPTED TO BENEFIT THE 2011 BENZIE COUNTY WATER FESTIVAL.

“Comprised of Micah Middaugh (guitar, vocals), Andréa Moreno-Beals (cello, vocals) and Trevor Hobbs (percussion), the Michigan trio have a knack for wrapping universal emotions in childlike language. In the gorgeous, loping “Playing Dead,” from their EP Ghost Glacier, a playground game slowly develops into a metaphor for longing and loneliness; “Sabertooth Tiger” is simultaneously about imaginary friends and the desire for protection. The band’s music is terrifically disarming: Middaugh’s cracked tenor ambling over acoustic guitars, Moreno-Beals’ cello swooping in gracefully, like a warm breeze or a host of doves. It’s the soundtrack to the Brothers Grimm, a lively stroll through the enchanted forest.  –J. Edward Keyes, eMusic

“…They carry the tendencies of such a natural feel and an under-the-sun mood that makes them seem like they are ready to eat, ready to handle. There are coos, the kinds of sounds we’d associate with owls — fittingly enough, and there are breaths that are turned into other outbursts that we’d be perfectly alright hearing out in the woods, surrounded by nothing but a darkness filled with all kinds of sounds whose origins are mysteriously concealed. Middaugh and Moreno-Beals spin splendidly together, yoking these achingly beautiful attitudes about the countryside, dealing with the corruption of the ever-encroaching urban expansion, as well as a sense that there’s something wearisome about all of the thinking about it to soft-sung words of prettiness. Middaugh sings, “She turns to me on the drive and says, ‘This city is alive,’” and he means the sighs and the groans that are heard. These are the signs of escape that seem obvious, and they sound like still-life, holding its pose for us to gander at, for Breathe Owl Breathe to paint us through.” –Sean Moeller, Daytrotter

This event is sponsored by SEEDS.

Sponsored by SEEDS after school program benzie frankfort elberta

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