For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
SINGER/SONGWRITERS WILL BE FEATURED ON UPCOMING ACOUSTIC NIGHT AT THE BAMA THEATRE
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present The Bear with Della Ray in concert on Acoustic Night, June 7, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Cover charge is $5 with a full service bar available.
The Bear is the brainchild of husband and wife singer/songwriters Louisa Murray and Nathan Pitts. Based in the Shoals area of North Alabama, the couple began the group as a duo but gradually added an ensemble of multi-instrumentalists. Kyle Minckler, Ben Stedman, Daniel Stoddard and Ben Tanner accompany Murray and Pitts, rotating on drums, upright and electric basses, guitar, pedal steel, banjo, ukulele, flute and a variety of keyboards and percussion instruments. The result is a widely varied sound that is difficult to pigeonhole but consistently surprising and exciting. The band’s sophomore album, “Overseas Then Under”, was recorded primarily in the band’s home, giving them unprecedented freedom to experiment and explore new sonic landscapes without the pressures of a ticking studio clock. The result is a striking blend of genres and styles, but the two singers’ voices and songs remain firmly at the center, exploring Southern tales that range from childlike innocence to murderous disillusionment. Visit thebearmusic.com for more information.
With beginnings as a quiet outlet in the midst of other bands and projects, Alabama’s Della Ray put to music an interior world. Founders Adam Morrow and Natalie Jensen’s voices blend and move over lived-in songs, circling through folk, pop and literary influences in search of illusive, simple beauty. Visit dellaray.com for more information.
The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.