The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series continues its thirteenth season by presenting the acclaimed father and son duo from Philadelphia, Beaucoup Blue! The concert will take place on Saturday, February 16th, at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 East Broad Street (corner of North Avenue) in Westfield. Doors will open at 7:30 PM and the concert begins at 8 PM. Admission is $19.00 on line and $23.00 at the door.
This concert will benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased online in advance by going to:beaucoupblue2.eventbrite.com
Beaucoup Blue is the Philadelphia based duo of David and Adrian Mowry. Father and son have been performing their music strongly rooted in the blues, up and down the eastern seaboard. Bridging many gaps in American music, their soulful traditional and contemporary style mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. Although blues is a staple in their repertoire, they also base their love in music from Folk, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Country, and Bluegrass. All these interests and influences come out in their original songwriting in a unique way.
A handsome range of instruments like six and twelve string guitars, slide guitar, Dobro and the two soulful voices blend together like only family members can, affecting audiences wherever they perform. Here are a few examples of some things written about Beaucoup Blue: "This is what acoustic blues should sound like but so rarely do.
Father and son, David and Adrian Mowry, deliver a surprisingly soulful performance. Their singing is tough and controlled and their guitar work is crisp and mournful." (Tune-UP Magazine), "Covers and reworkings mix nicely with own compositions like the tender 'Crying Won't Help You' and the roots number 'Shiver To The Bone'. The recording quality is outstanding and the songs obviously benefit from this. Out Of The Woodwork is in my mind genuine craftsmanship" (Bobtje Blues),"An acoustic masterpiece" (Big City Blues Magazine) Please listen and hear for yourself what this unique family duo has to offer.
For more info about this concert and the featured artists, please visit beaucoupblue2.eventbrite.com
The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series is a seven-show series running from October through May at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield. The Seriessupports the following charities: Contact We Care (Westfield), Homefirst (Plainfield), Habitat for Humanity (Plainfield), the Community Food Bank of NJ (Hilside) and the Keith Knost Special Needs Fund (Mountainside). Each beneficiary has at least one concert dedicated to it during the season.