Mustard’s Retreat musical duo strumming into town
DATE FOR RELEASE: July 30, 2015 Contact: Christine Delaney, 517-278-6029 Written by: Natalie Nohr, 517-227-1363 COLDWATER – Mustard’s Retreat brings its enthusiastic, interactive kid’s concert to Tibbits Popcorn Theatre August 7 and 8 at 10 am. This musical duo of David Tamulevich and Michael Hough is “pure magic…energy, genuine warmth, funny songs, beautiful voices, and good spirits still reverberate,” according to New York City’s Lincoln Center. Mustard’s Retreat presents performances that leave their audiences with “music to cure what ails you,” according to The Michigan Times. “They stand up there and just radiate friendliness; the audience is included in the whole process, encouraged to sing along and talk back. I’ve learned a lot from them in that sense,” Canadian songwriter Garnet Rogers said. Audiences can expect to be fully immersed in the show with plenty of opportunities to participate. Folk musician of 40 years Tom Paxton said, “There are no barriers at all, and you just love to watch that and be part of it… Michael is such a wonderful, simple bass player; his time is just flawless. And that’s why two guys can move you musically the way they do – they have a gorgeous sense of time and tempo, a real musicality to what they do.” Tamulevich and Hough have traveled over one million miles for more than 4,000 shows since their debut in Ann Arbor at the Ark Coffeehouse’s open-mike night, and have nine well-commended recordings. “In order to last, there has to be more than just talent – you have to enjoy playing, enjoy audiences and enjoy being in front of them. Audiences go to [their] shows because they know they will be entertained,” David Siglin of the Ark said of Mustard’s Retreat. The duo expects to continue to perform for as long as they can. “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,” Tamulevich said. Mustard’s Retreat is Tibbits Opera House’s final 2015 Popcorn Theatre production, and is sponsored by Greg Bruder and Tracy L. Kelley of Edward Jones. Tickets are $8 and include popcorn courtesy of Dr. Ed Lake and Dr. Young Yoon, and juice donated by McDonalds of Branch and Hillsdale counties. Popcorn Theatre is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Jon and Seibra Herbener, and through the support of grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Each performance will be held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Michigan. Tickets and more information are available at www.Tibbits.org, or at 517-278-6029.