Bee Eaters at the Evergreen

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David O’Leary sits in the ‘new’ comfy seats at Evergreen Theatre in East Margaretsville.Geoffrey Agombar

July 19 show in Margaretsville

Since their formation in 2008, The Bee Eaters have been on a trajectory of growth, both personal and musical. Recent tours have taken them from Vermont to Hawaii to England and everywhere in between. 

They have collaborated with performers such as bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis, Appalachian music master Bruce Molsky, rising-star songstress Aoife O’Donovan (of Crooked Still renown), soulful singer/guitarist Scott Law and writer/ballad singer Jefferson Hamer.

Local audiences can see the trio perform at Evergreen Theatre in Margaretsville on July 19 at 8 p.m..

The Bee Eaters have collectively taught hundreds of lessons and workshops in communities, schools, and colleges such as the Berklee College of Music, the University of Victoria, Humboldt State University, and many others.

Tashina and Tristan co-founded the Mt Shasta Music Summit, now in it’s 9th year, which unites the highest level of musical masterminds with musicians of all ages and skill levels, for a series of workshops and all-star concerts exploring the connections between musical traditions of the world, in a holistic community environment.

The Mt Shasta Music Summit is revered by many as a powerful musical and social melting pot; young students and professional musicians come together to share, driven by a bold vision of strengthening the interwoven connectedness of music, community, and culture.

Listening to the Bee Eaters is like eavesdropping on a spirited, private conversation. As wonderful as their recorded music is, watching The Bee Eaters in live performance is an exercise in safe danger. They parry and thrust, challenging each other at every moment.

Their focus on their music and on each other is tight and complete. Their melodic lines and rhythmic phrases dance (and sometimes roil) over, under and around each other. There is sometimes dissonance but always an ultimate harmony.

Perhaps Tony Trischka said it best: “Their impressive ensemble work… leaves me breathless. Their music excites, heals and enriches.  Listen often.”

 The Bee Eaters will be at the Evergreen Theatre on July 19, show starts at 8 pm. Cost  $20. Reservations are available online at www.evergreentheatre.ca, or by calling 902-825-6834, or by  E-mail  evergreentheatre@gmail.com

 

Organizations: Berklee College of Music, Evergreen Theatre, Evergreen Mt Shasta Music Summit University of Victoria Humboldt State University

Geographic location: Vermont, Hawaii, England Margaretsville

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