Photo by John Hanson. check out more of his photographs here
"You can splash me if you want to" The band is Breathe Owl Breathe and when I caught their last show in Grand Rapids MI at the DAAC they splashed me with their brillance and I am still that way. This band is at that place of tipping point where everything begins to move very fast like a rocket taking off. I spoke with Micah Middaugh in a phone interview this week and he comes off as a real humble guy just doing his own thing.
This is what Paste Magazine had to say about our band from up in Northern Michigan;
...There, by the heat of a wood stove, they became Breathe Owl Breathe and honed their sound—a wild rumpus of harmony and rhythm—and named their debut after its birthplace. While some peers have reveled in reinvigorating the old, weird side of Americana, the band’s flare for pop-addled melodies flips the contemporary folk aesthetic, eschewing freakiness in favor of charm. It’s a dynamic built on coupling clever arrangements with lyrical whimsy.
- Ashley Melzer,
Speaking of good things that happen at the DAAC, be sure to mark your calendars for the up coming Wealthy Orphans show Friday night January 20th. Doors open @ 9:00 with Bad Heart Bull begining with a shadow puppet theater play and then transitioning into a rollicking set of primitive roots Americana to raise the dead. The Wealthy Orphans will take the stage at 11:00 with NEW SONGS from our upcoming record!!!
Incentive: The amazingly gracious and beautiful Marlee Grace and Amy Wilson from Dance in the Annex will be dancing to one of the Wealthy Orphans