My Mother’s Moustache (Album Release Party)
with The Hydes
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
18+ $5 // 21+ FREE
My Mother's Moustache
Vermont based, Massachusetts raised singer-songwriter Joe Sabourin has been releasing music under the moniker My Mother’s Moustache for over two years. Sabourin uses a dynamic and precise approach to the guitar with emotional, experience-driven lyrics. Drawing from a well of musical experiences that includes performing Folk, Motown, Funk, Blues, and World music, he conjures up a sound that you think you’ve heard, but never experienced quite like this: a fusion of Folk music and any other genre that comes knocking. With the addition of a variety of experienced musicians, the music takes on a new edge each time it is performed. The group focuses heavily on the creation of a sonic atmosphere where songs can grow and transform based on the moment, mood, or room.
On their new EP “Down From the Door”, bandleader and songwriter Joe Sabourin favours subtle instrumentation to the raucous guitars and pounding drums featured on their debut album Stories We Tell. With the addition of new band members, the music takes on a shift in tone and style. Mandolin player Colin Rugg weaves melodic mandolin tremolo lines atop the constant pulse of a Wurlitzer in “Sometimes,” while instrumental “Amaryllis,” last seen on Stories, has been rearranged with raw, earthy, acoustic energy. Each song tells a different story, captured by album artist Dave Mahan, and is featured most strongly with the chaotic and full arrangement of “Ghosts” recounting the story about a man and woman crossing over to a dark land. Recorded live in a living room, Down From the Door is an homage to the warm, lush albums of the 1960s and 70s.
The Hydes are a collection of musicians from Burlington. We play music that draws on influences from Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, and Reggae.