Back by Popular Demand!
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Music Starts @ 7:30 PM
Join us at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. for a fun and festive evening of furious folk to warm up from the February freeze!
Good Morning Bedlam (GMB) is made of up three talented musicians playing their own unique brand of “furious folk” including Isaak Gill Elker on guitar and vocals, Victoria Elker on bass and vocals, and Sophia Mae on violin and vocals. They have become a local favorite and return to NYM as part of their album release tour for their third album, Lulu.
“’When they lock in together, Good Morning Bedlam sounds like a force of nature.” –Under The Radar
Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the Midwest folk scene. Their shows are known for their contagious energy, with members careening about the stage, jumping and dancing with a wild playfulness. With tight soaring three part harmonies, and thumping kick-drum, they captivate their audience night after night with no intention of slowing down.
Every song is a unique twist on what is generally dubbed as folk music. “We want to surprise our audience from song to song. Rather than creating our music to fit a genre, we allow it to be an outpouring of our own stories and unique sound,” says Isaak, frontman of GMB. Just when you think you have Good Morning Bedlam pegged, they take you in another direction. You will be treated to a haunting waltz, whistling, jazz scatting, and the euphoria of the violin melodies.
When it comes to their lyrical storytelling, Isaak says, “We’re desperate to connect to people through the common human experiences that we write about and the exuberance of our live show. People have a lot of choices of how they’ll kick-back, so we intend to deliver a show where they can be free–to share in whatever they need to–joy, grief, anger, gratefulness, or bedlam!”
For their most recent video release “Enough,” GMB asked fans to send in videos of themselves celebrating life as a way to remember that “you are loved” and “you are enough.” Besides their amazing talent and energy that they bring to every show, this strong connection to their fans is one of the things that makes GMB such a special group of musicians. Click here to see the video “Enough.”
“Beautifully crafted roots music with range and depth. Catch them live and you’ll understand why people love them so much.” –Rick (Fan)
Good Morning Bedlam released their sophomore album, Like Kings, in July of 2018. In June of 2019, GMB ended their first full touring year of two-hundred-plus shows by winning first place at the John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Competition. On February 4, 2022 the trio releases their third album, Lulu. Guitarist and vocalist Isaak Elker explains, “I think this record is about learning to let life in, even when it is painful. Growth is not static, and it’s also not linear.” Neither are their songs; they twist and turn in the most delightfully unexpected ways.
“Everywhere you look on Lulu, what you get is not what you expect, yet it all seems to fit together perfectly, creating a whole that deals with musical forms in ways you’d never expect. Good Morning Bedlam’s Lulu is most definitely chaotic, it’s also as good as anything you’re likely to hear this year or any year.” –Bob Fish, Folk Radio UK
This concert is open to all. Adult tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door ($2 member discount); student tickets are $5. You can buy your tickets online or get them at the door. Light refreshments and cash bar available.Get GMB Tickets Now >
Get a feel for Good Morning Bedlam and their music on their website, which includes videos and music:GoodMorningBedlam.com
The Cultural Center continues to follow DCD and MDH guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks remain recommended indoors; we will continue to adapt our guidelines as needed to keep our community safe.
For more information, call the Cultural Center at (218) 385-3339 or visit the Center’s website at www.kulcher.org.