Flying Cat Music is pleased to present the award winning duo Beaucoup Blue in concert. They will be performing at the Empire State Railway Museum on Sunday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance or $15 at the door. For information and reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-688-9453. The museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York.
David and Adrian Mowry, whose combined considerable talents make up Beaucoup Blue, do not sound like your typical roots Americana acoustic blues Father/Son touring band. Maybe that’s because there are precious few, if any other, father and son duos playing in their genre. Or maybe it’s because they are just so damn good at doing what they do that nothing is typical about them. Evidence points to the latter.
Whether playing original compositions one could swear were timeless classics or fresh arrangements of classic songs that make them new and vibrant, Beaucoup Blue consistently impresses. No less an authority than Billboard Magazine honored Beaucoup Blue as the Grand Prize Winner of their 17th Annual Billboard Magazine World Song-Writing Contest in the R&B/Blues Category.
In his review of Beaucoup Blue’s most recent full length CD release, Free To Fall, Richard Cuccaro of Acoustic Live – NYC noted, “With the third album of what promises to be a very long career, Beaucoup Blue has already built a body of work that is seething with passion and intelligence.”
But neither the awards they have won for songwriting, nor the praise their recorded work has garnered does justice to the power of a live Beaucoup Blue performance. Sarah Craig of Caffe Lena, America’s oldest continuously running coffeehouse/listening room, observed, “. . . this powerful yet gentle father-and-son duo gets their audience lost in reverie with arrestingly soulful blues-based music,” while The Philadelphia Weekly raves about Beaucoup Blue’s “spine-tingling vocals and guitars.”
Chalk some of that up to family chemistry; distilled over years like the finest of Scotches. David and Adrian have been playing together for decades now, and there is no substitute for genetics to help voices find the perfect blend. With Beaucoup Blue that’s an aural weave of silk and linen, purring over scintillating slide guitar licks with just enough rasp to heighten all your senses.
This will be Beaucoup Blue’s third appearance at Flying Cat Music’s Railway Station Concert Series, but their first in three years. Their prior concerts remain among the most talked about of any we have produced, and their return has long been eagerly anticipated by those fortunate enough to have already seen Beaucoup Blue live.