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Concert: Mustard’s Retreat
May 18, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm $12.00 – $14.00
BluSeed Proudly Presents: Mustard’s Retreat featuring
David Tamulevich and Michael Hough
Friday May 18th 2012 7:30pm 14.00/12.00 BluMembers
Thirty plus years may not seem like such a long time in the life of a human being, a tree, or a folk song. But in the fickle world of modern music, where pop stars shy of their 21st birthdays often see their careers dumped into oldies bins, thirty years is a very long time.
So as David Tamulevich and Michael Hough celebrate their 35th Anniversary as Mustard’s Retreat, the same question seemed to burn among aspiring young performers and road-weary old folkies – why you guys? In searching for the answer, one word comes up again and again, the simple word “audience.”
Everything Mustard’s Retreat does on a stage is aimed at pleasing, moving and engaging their audience. Whether singing their own gentle love songs and vivid ballads, telling tall tales or offering treasures from America’s vast traditional song bag, a Mustard’s Retreat show always feels like it’s designed for the people who have come to see them that day, in that coffeehouse, school, concert hall or festival. Audiences sense this from the moment David and Michael hit the stage, are drawn to it like hungry kids to Sunday supper and reward it the best way they know how. They come to see Mustard’s Retreat again and again. And again.
“Mustard’s Retreat represents everything that is best about folk music. Their music is community music. It comes from our common roots and traditions, pays tribute to those roots and traditions and expands on them. It is music that speaks to people’s hearts and lives and binds them together as an audience.”