- Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM
- May Memorial UU Society
- Online ordering is no longer available for this event. Tickets are still available for purchase at the door for $12.00 - $15.00.
Rescheduled event from January 5, 2018!
Creating their own brand of American song and story telling.
Milkweed is a band that was born on Main Street in the quiet post industrial city of Binghamton NY. It is the collaboration of three artists – Joseph Alston (guitar and vocals), Jacqueline Colombo (guitar and vocals) and Peter Lister (upright bass and vocals). Without committing to one genre, Milkweed has pulled from many of the great aspects of American music and created their own brand of American song and story telling.
Whether it is blue grass guitar flat picking, Chicago blues harmonica, Irish ballads or Jersey shore folk songs, Milkweed weaves together the sounds that make up the rich tapestry of American music history. With their lyrics they set themselves apart from the norm, taking the simple stories of everyday people and telling them through the lens of dreams and what it means to be a human. The root of the bands sound is in the use of three part harmony to impart a sense of importance and depth to their lyrics that brings the listener into their songs and feel invested in it.
Songs from the groups debut album, Dream of an American Family, have received praise and radio play throughout the Northeast, and has gotten Milkweed onto larger theater and festival stages over the last year. Upon the arrival of a new tour van, the band has been on the road prolifically, playing more than 160 shows a year. With the advent of a new album close at hand, longer tours booked nationally and collaborations with other musicians, Milkweed shows no sign of slowing down.
“Milkweed is a first class band. These guys have got it. Their ensemble playing is thoughtful; it actually has parts like chamber music, and dynamics. Some folks don’t know about dynamics. And great songs as well!” – Mark Morganstern, owner of the legendary Rosendale Café
Online ordering has closed. You can still purchase tickets at the door.