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01.02.2014 | 106 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The West Bend folk duo Blessed Feathers have a back story fit for a movie. After relocating from Florida to Wisconsin, Jehovah's Witness Donivan Berube landed a job at a pizzeria and fell for his co-worker and bandmate Jacquelyn Beaupre. To pursue that relationship, he broke from the church, a decision that meant disassociating himself from most of his friends and family when he was just 18 years ...
10.31.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
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 the queasy comfort of young love. The duo's songwriting arrived fully formed right out the gate, but they've continued to refine their sound on their recent...
05.24.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
These days there are more filmmakers and videographers than ever covering the city. Every week seems to bring a new documentary or short film about Milwaukee, its institutions or its artists and residents to YouTube, and many of them are quite good—engrossing little features with an affectionate view of the city that can only come from actually living here. Some of the best of these recent short...
03.11.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

Fewer local bands are making the trek to Austin

By Evan Rytlewski
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 memorable shows. For a time, more than a dozen Milwaukee acts were playing the festival each year, some in an official capacity at SXSW’s showcase shows, m...
12.19.2012 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
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. The The occasion was well-documented, both in the photo by CJ Foeckler above—which the band really should use as its official press shot, as least for a ...
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

Oct. 8, 2012

 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...

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