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The PSALM SalonPhiladelphia, PA, United States

BEAUCOUP BLUE / ANGELO M

Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The PSALM Salon, 5841 Overbrook Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Beaucoup Blue is the Americana Philadelphia based duo of David and Adrian Mowry. Father and son have been performing their roots based music nationally and internationally as a duo, quartet and on occasion quintet. Bridging many gaps in American music, their soulful traditional and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. Although blues is a staple in their repertoire, they base their love in music from Folk, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Country and Bluegrass. All these interests and influences come out in their original song-writing in a unique way. A handsome range of instruments like six and twelve string guitars, slide guitar, round neck resonator guitar, combined with two soulful voices, encompasses a rich and honest feel, noticeably influenced by familial ties.

Beaucoup Blue had previously released two albums: Out Of The Woodwork, 2003, and Hearts At Home, 2005. The long awaited third album, Free To Fall, is produced by Grammy nominated Jim Salamone. The project features a world class rhythm section including Jeff Sheard on drums, Bill Zinno on acoustic upright bass as well as the extraordinary talents of a few friends. A guest appearance by Universal recording artist Melody Gardot, and the Americana Angels of Red Molly contributed their voices to this important work in classic proportion.

Gene Shay of WXPN in Philadelphia says of Beaucoup Blue:...They are one of the best and most exciting new acts to come along in years. I love their sound and their songs.

Sarah Craig of Caffe Lena America's Oldest Continuously Running Coffeehouse says of Beaucoup Blue: ...This powerful yet gentle father-and-son duo gets their audience lost in reverie with arrestingly soulful blues-based music. Their original songs blend folk, R&B, jazz, country, and bluegrass together in songs that might be classics, or might just sound like it.

Sing Out! Magazine....Their voices work superbly together, frequently attaining a mesmeric panache that must be thrilling to view in person. Beaucoup Blue is a versatile, imaginative team that has something to say and say it with an adventurous sense of personality from the bottom of their hearts.

http://www.beaucoupblue.com

“Angelo M. made our jaws drop when he sat down and blistered the frets…”
Acoustic LIve – Richard Cuccarro.

After a mill bankruptcy that cost him his pension, Angelo M. (short for Melasecca) made the unlikely transition from steelworker to touring artist and hasn’t looked back. He’s an award winning Americana songwriter and master finger style & slide guitarist with a blues bent in the vein of Chris Smither, Keb Mo and Lucinda Williams. With guitar influences from the likes of Ry Cooder, Chet Atkins, Duane Allman and Leo Kottke, reviews hail Angelo M. a “Brilliant Guitarist” with an “Excellent Voice” and call his performance “Powerful”. After two successful self released albums this roots enriched folk artist got Nashville's attention signing a recording contract with Music City Veterans in mid 2011. Angelo M.’s 2012 debut label release "From Steel to Strings” features 16 original tracks that showcase Angelo and all his assets.

He's a humble blue collar man from a Pennsylvania steel mill, but there’s nothing understated about the talent of this bluesy virtuoso finger style player and award winning songwriter. Armed with a six string, Dobro, mandolin & harp, he’s down and dirty, no holds barred – an authentic link in the roots-Americana chain as a singer, player and songwriter. With authenticity at the core of Angelo’s writing and performances; his songs, autobiographical at times, are soulfully sung and seasoned with experience and retrospection. “I can relate to the reflection / regret, in this story... Man, the total of the lyric, singing and playing sound as real as Mississippi red clay.... Fantastic guitar solo! – Taxi.

A favorite at festivals, Angelo M. received a standing ovation at the Johnstown (PA) Folk Fest, was deemed “One of the Highlights” at the Kalamazoo (MI) Blues Festival and was selected from over five hundred artists to perform at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY) Emerging Artist Showcase. Also a hit at more intimate style Listening Room venues…Angelo M.’s been honored with several standing ovations while on tour around the country including: Artichoke Music in Portland( OR), Tidewater Friends of Folk Concert Series (VA), Down East Folk Arts Society (NC) and at The Hard Luck Café (NY). Angelo M.’s music is featured in the PBS Television series, RoadTrip Nation, is slated for an indie film soundtrack and, garnered songwriting honors in the prestigious “Mountain Stage” NewSong contest, Billboards World Song Contest and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Angelo has shared bills with many talented musicians including: Roger Mcguinn, John Sebastian, Dar Williams, Chris Smither, Shemekia Copeland, Cephas & Wigging, Peter Mulvey and more. And whether it’s his intricate finger style on the acoustic guitar, some searing slide work on his Dobro, or the high and lonesome strains of his mandolin, you’ll be sure to enjoy this gifted artist who is just beginning to hit his stride.


http://www.angelom.com

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