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Posted on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 : 5:18 a.m. Summer Concert Series to present The Thornbills

By Staff


The Thornbills

The Summer Concert series this week showcases the folk-rock sound of The Thornbills.

The Thornbills are a duo of Tamara Finley and Jim Wiegand. In their early days, they had only played a few open mics and one live show in Detroit. Then, Jack White called them up to record a single for his label, Third Man Records. Since then, they’ve shared a stage with Wanda Jackson, The Black Belles, Jeff the Brotherhood, and Pujol to name a few.

Their sound is an ethereal blend of American and Slavic folk styles, with a straightforward and thoughtful pop edge. They are known for the complexity and beauty of their impeccable harmonies, and a sound that defies adherence to any one genre.

The Thornbills will play at noon Friday, Aug. 31 on the patio of the Community Space at 301 E. Liberty Street, at Fifth Avenue. The Summer Concert Series continues at noon Fridays throughout the season; check out the website for more information.

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