While both David Tamulevich and Michael Hough are grounded in the early traditional 60s folk music boom, they also were influenced by the songwriters of that time, and their shows represent an eclectic blend of music, old and new, with a big dash of storytelling. "We have never performed the same show twice," says Tamulevich, "Each night is its own unique moment, unique audience. For us, that is the exciting thing, the magic: to craft a shared experience and leave people entertained and movedand with moments and songs they will take away with them and remember, ponder, rediscover; hopefully for years to come." Many of those moments are the result of their well-respected and broad body of original material, written both individually and together. "We take our writing very seriously." says Tamulevich, "No matter if it is a serious or humorous song. A song is a tool to communicate a feeling or a story, to connect and find some common ground.and we want them to be as effective as we can make it. It is a challenge that we happily embrace. Each song is a unique puzzle, and it is fun to see where it can and does take you as you write it. Michael and I are both very different people and writers; having different strengths, and that diversity, when we can get it right, can make a song a whole lot richer and more effective. It is a very rewarding process."|
Those memorable songs have been a hallmark of Mustard's Retreat from the first. The spooky, Mallon's Bridge, that tells the story of a haunted bridge in Ireland and the midnight encounter that takes place there, has been a staple of Folk radio on Halloween since it first came out in the early 1980s. There's A Dance Tonight celebrates love and community , the poignant Part of Me Remembers, the humorous Michigan Mosquitoes, the anthemic ( Ours is a) Simple Faith and Gather the Familyto the insightful and powerful Pay the Toll.all and more have received extensive airplay and many have been covered by other singers.
"And it is still new, fresh, exciting.and fun" concludes Tamulevich. "We still really enjoy all of this: the writing and the performing. Audiences let us know that they enjoy it as well. They have taken our music and made it a part of their lives: that is the ultimate compliment, and as long as they want to see us, we plan to keep performing."
|Saturday Dec 08, 2018 7:00 PM - Saturday Dec 08, 2018 10:30 PM | $10.00 - $17.00
Unitarian Church - North (View)
13800 N. Port Washington Rd.
Mequon, WI 53097
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|