Whiskey Session: Pearl and The Beard – You

Don’t call them another folk-pop trio, Pearl & The Beard are so much more than that. With one fantastic EP, two successful full length albums, and one more set to be released later this year, the Brooklyn based band has an ear for sweet vocal harmony and an interesting backstory. Percussionist Jocelyn Mackenzie and acoustic guitarist Jeremy Styles met at an open mic night and joined forces with cellist Emily Hope Price a few months later to create the core group. Mackenzie, Styles, and Price weave in and out of each vocal note with such beauty and intensity that it is impossible not to take note of. Citing influences such as Ani DiFranco, Lucius, and The Lumineers, it’s no wonder that the trio’s music is dripping with earnest emotion and profound lyrics.

Pearl & The Beard have toured throughout the US as well as UK. Their music has been featured on major media outlets such as The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and NPR’s All Songs Considered. Their most recent album, 2011’s Killing The Darlings, received rave reviews from many indie blogs. Judging by the big vocals and the catchy melody heard in this session shot in Greenpoint, their highly anticipated third full-length release will not hold anything back. Be sure to be on the look-out for the first release from Pearl & The Beard since 2011, it shouldn’t be much longer.

Article by Maris Frydman

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