Blessed Feathers


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After two years living on the road, the nomadic folk duo Blessed Feathers have returned with an account of their travels. more

Sep 29, 2015 9:10 PM Music Feature

Made up of former members of the popular roots-rock outfit The Wildbirds, Hugh Bob and The Hustle bring a purist’s eye to a different, often misunderstood genre: country. Playing jaunty honky-tonk tunes about more

Dec 26, 2013 1:54 AM This Week in Milwaukee

Recent years have been busy ones for the Milwaukee music scene, as local artists have landed major tours, signed to prominent labels and flirted with national more

Dec 11, 2013 1:53 AM Music Feature

Few bands from the recent boom of NPR and Paste -friendly folk have been as consistently as great as the West Bend duo Blessed Feathers, whose early releases have elegantly captured the allure of places we've never been, the dread of winter and th.. more

Oct 31, 2013 2:00 PM On Music

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May 24, 2013 3:00 PM On Music

It was only two or three years ago that Milwaukee musicians were flocking to Austin’s SXSW music festival in droves, if not in hopes of capturing a little bit of press or industry excitement then at least for the experience of playing a few memora.. more

Mar 11, 2013 7:00 PM On Music

This week's dispatch from the adorable: Blessed Feathers' singer-songwriter Donivan Berube proposed to his bandmate Jacquelyn Beaupre' during the duo's set last night opening for Cory Chisel at the Turner Hall Ballroom. She said yes, of course. Th.. more

Dec 19, 2012 4:00 PM On Music

Jacquelyn Beaupre' and Donivan Berube of West Bend’s Americana-steeped folk duo Blessed Feathers came to the Stonefly Brewery Monday night to introduce their latest EP, Peaceful Beasts in an Ocean of Weeds, though... more

Oct 9, 2012 1:47 PM Concert Reviews

Nobody would claim that Milwaukee doesn't have a fondness for American music. Spend a week or two going to shows in Bay View, Riverwest or on the East Side, and you'll witness a wide variety of local Americana, folk, folk-rock, roots-rock..... more

Sep 5, 2012 12:00 AM Local Music

“I didn't know it was possible for a person to throw up 10 times,” Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers told the crowd at Turner Hall Ballroom Thursday night, apologizing for a case of food poisoning he'd picked up on the road. The 22-y more

Apr 6, 2012 12:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

It's funny how a little bit of talent is all it takes to make even some of the most exhausted sounds feel new again. Released last year through Fat Possum Records, songwriter Trevor Powers' debut album as Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernati... more

Apr 5, 2012 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

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Apr 4, 2012 12:00 AM Local Music

Though the West Bend, Wis., folk duo gave their second album of gypsy dirges and Appalachian laments the loaded title <em>From the Mouths of the Middle Class</em>, they insist they\'re not a political band. \"We leave the politics to Green Day and.. more

Mar 29, 2012 5:00 PM On Music

As part of their push behind their beguiling debut album, From the Mouths of the Middle Class, this fall the West Bend folk group Blessed Feathers swung by Daytrotter\'s Rock Island, Ill. studio to record a four-track session, which the site poste.. more

Dec 8, 2011 9:30 PM On Music

The West Bend folk trio Blessed Feathers will release the follow-up to their 2010 self-titled debut album on Listening Party Records, the boutique Milwaukee label announced this week. In advance of the record's September release, the band is givi.. more

Jun 1, 2011 6:04 PM On Music

The Milwaukee Admirals face off once again against the Rockford Icehogs tonight at a 7 p.m. home game. The first 5,000 fans will receive bobbleheads—of Abe Lincoln, for some reason. Honest Abe seems an odd choice for a giveaway at more

Feb 12, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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Jan 26, 2010 12:00 AM Dining Preview 16 Comments

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Dec 22, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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