Bushel is pleased to present the Cabin Fever Music Series, featuring intimate musical performances by some of the region’s most talented artists, guaranteed to heat things up this winter. Produced by Jenine Osbon and Rachel Watson, all performances are $10–$15 suggested donation at the door, with proceeds directly benefiting the artists and Bushel.
On March 7, The Murphy Beds will perform traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on guitar, mandolin, and bouzouki (come see what one sounds like!). Doors open at 7 pm; performance at 8 pm.
Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer (a.k.a The Murphy Beds) have been performing for years, having first met at Irish sessions in New York City. They shared an interest in collecting, arranging, and performing songs from Irish, American, Scottish, and English traditions. As they began to collaborate—first in larger ensembles, but most enduringly as a duo—they also recognized an affinity for other more contemporary idioms. Whatever the source—songs of the Irish travelers, Arkansas spirituals, or their own compositions—their arrangements feature the same carefully wrought interplay of voices and strings. In reference to a pair of their original songs, The New Yorker wrote, “with crispy guitar licks and geographic lyrics about a wandering worker… it reminds me of Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River song series,” and “I want to describe it as an Ian Tyson-esque ballad about a man stranded on an island and then lost at sea, but it feels more like a chain of imagistic verses that take you through a dreamscape.” Click here to see them perform “Bonnie George Campbell.”
Upcoming shows in the Cabin Fever Series: