Blessed Feathers, a critically acclaimed indie band which won the WAMI award for Folk/Celtic Artist of the Year on Sunday, plays May 31 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.
Blessed Feathers features folk rock singer/songwriters Donivan Berube and Jacquelyn Beaupre, formerly of West Bend. Donivan plays drums and guitar, while Jacquelyn plays flute, accordion and banjo, and together they provide strong vocals and harmonies. They will be joined on stage by a full band.
Their unique story began in the winter of 2008, according to their agency, when 17-year-old Berube packed his car in Florida and drove north into a Wisconsin blizzard. He settled in West Bend, took ajob at a pizzeria and there met Beaupre. They forged a musical bond, and then an romantic one, asBerube proposed onstage to Beaupre in December 2012 during a show in Milwaukee.
As a duo, they've released two albums, with 2013s “Order of the Arrow” nominated for the WAMI Album of the Year and just re-released on pink and white swirl vinyl. The group also has gained notoriety for its nomadic lifestyle, living on the road without a permanent home base.
Opening for Blessed Feathers will be Life in a Tree, comprised of five Grafton High School students. They played last year at Summer Sounds and won the BMO Harris “Battle of the Bands” competition last fall.
Tickets are $8 in advance for Cedarburg Cultural Center members and $10 for the general public. They go up to 12 on the day of the show.