Moira Smiley and VOCO concert Oct. 15
PISTOL RIVER – The Pistol River Concert Association presents Moira Smiley and VOCO, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15,at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Road.
Moira Smiley and VOCO is a visionary blend of voices – redefining harmony singing with the power and physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and the delicious, vaudevillian accompaniment of cello, banjo, accordion and body percussion, according to the band’s website.
Moira Smiley leads an ensemble of extraordinary musicians who share a passion for spreading powerful, emotional music with lush four-part vocal harmony, cello, accordion and banjo. Original improvisation-built songs steeped in Appalachia and Eastern Europe. The group VOCO has the energy of street singing and the elegance of a string trio. Recently featured in Dirty Linen and on more than 100 radio stations nationwide on NPR’s “Harmonia” program, VOCO has released two critically-acclaimed CDs in 2008 and 2009: “Small Worlds” and “Circle, Square, Diamond & Flag.”
VOCO music is described as “sweet, hard-driving Americana mixed with crooked eastern European dance and dissonance. It’s all rounded out with body-stomping percussive movement and joyous, magnificent, hair-raising harmonies – music that mourns and dances at the same time.”
Tickets for the Oct. 15 concert are $15 and available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings, The Book Dock in Harbor and Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may also be reserved online at www.pistolriver.com/tickets or by calling 541-247-2848. A $5 student discount or refund is available at the door with student identification.
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