Pearl and the Beard is modern folk at its most graceful. Sans pretense and fresh with tangled harmonies, the trio—Jeremy Styles (vocals, guitar), Jocelyn Mackenzie (vocals), and Emily Hope Price (vocals, cello)—have produced a small collection of tracks that resonate with enormous depth. Their simple lyrics are lifted with airy, soul-turning melodies yet reasoned by earthy sounds. It’s unique and exceptional.

Two Bonuses: (1) The banter between the bandmates is hilarious, and refreshingly the humor isn’t overworked into the music. (2) If you are lucky, cellist Price will grace you with a solo performance. I can’t say enough about her talent and the impact of amplifying modern lyrics with a classical instrument. It’s hypnotic.

Pearl and the Beard, both ethereal and organic, yearns to be listened to around a campfire- either that or a church. I’ll settle for a table at theBowery Ballroom. You should too.

Tonight they are opening for The Undisputed HeavyweightsWakey! Wakey!, and Matt Singer. All great acts.

Pearl and the Beard
With The Undisputed Heavyweights, Wakey! Wakey! & Matt Singer
8pm (doors open at 7pm)
Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St. (Between Bowery and Chrystie Sts.)
Admission: $12 adv/$15 door