Seattle, Washington based Indie folk/grunge band, The Cave Singers, come to Summer Breeze on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Bring seating, your favorite refreshments, and settle in to enjoy a free, family friendly concert in Lions Park at Flood and Symmes.
The Cave Singers' melodic harmonies pull the listener to the present, demanding our attention beyond all of the other noises of the world. Formed in 2007 by songwriter Peter Quirk (formerly with Hint Hint) on vocals, guitar, melodica & harmonica; Derek Fudesco (former Pretty Girls Make Graves member) on guitar & bass pedals; and Marty Lund (formerly of Cobra High) on drums & guitar, The Cave Singers were later joined by Morgan Henderson on bass & flute.
Their writing is unfettered; their songs possess a quality of deliverance. Each track of The Cave Singers catalog compels movement -- physical and emotional. It can manifest as the tapping of one’s foot, nod of the head or even a silent lifting of the heart. Their fifth and latest album, Banshee, self-released in 2016, is warmly anchored in the members’ creative familiarity with one another.
Lead vocalist Peter Quirk possesses a spiritual healing quality that rides within the tonal waves of his lyrics. Driving guitars, foot tapping percussion, and Quirk’s powerful vocals make an intricate quilt that blankets the audience in comfort, aggressively communicating a gentle reminder: we are soft bodies trying to survive with one another.
The Cave Singers remind us that it takes a village. They remain approachable while retaining the complexity of writing skills possessed by folks who have dedicated their lives to music. Their appreciation of varied sounds, the writing process, and performing in every type of venue, house and festival possible allows them to connect with those they speak to. Their passion for their craft translates from their recordings and resonates through their performances. They are a band for the people.
Summer Breeze Concerts are a program of The Depot, a non-profit arts organization located in the historic and newly restored Norman Depot, 200 S. Jones.
Summer Breeze Concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council. Additional support comes from Sponsor: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School & Kindergarten, from Contributors: Republic Bank of Norman; Dentists Jamie Belknap, Donna Sparks and Kristen Campbell at Norman Smile Center; Tom McAuliffe at Don Cies Real Estate; Hugh and Keri Young; Inter Bank; 2 Green Chicks; The Mont; D.M. Wealth Management, Inc.; The Montford Inn, and from Friends: Edward Jones; Nancy McClellan; Sooner Carpet, Air Duct & Restoration; Bruce & Trisha Bunce, and from Neighbor Bob Schlegel. Major in-kind support comes from Norman Parks and Recreation Department.