Laura Veirs and the Tumble Bees in Concert - Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street - 212-967-7555
NoHo, NY 10003
Description: Laura Veirs celebrates the release of her first family music CD, "Tumble Bee," with her only NYC appearance. The Tumble Bees Tim Young and Alex Guy will perform on electric guitar and viola/keyboards, respectively, enchanting the audience with colorful and fanciful costumes and an interactive performance style. The youthful innocence in Veirs' voice lends itself well to the jaunty spirit of the album. The recording covers a wide range of folk songs, from early 20th century work songs to the ballads of Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Peggy Seeger, and Harry Belafonte. The title track is an original by Karl Blau. Veirs and renowned record producer Tucker Martine, her long-time collaborator on seven of her eight records, have created a piece of art that is sure to appeal to children as well as adult fans of Veirs' previous work. The album features guest appearances by Colin Meloy (Decemberists), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Bela Fleck, and Brian Blade (drummer for Bob Dylan) among many others.