Photo credit: Ryan Collerd
Viola, lap steel guitar and banjo, along with piano, traditional
percussion and lovely, delicate vocals, make up the sound of local
musicians Buried Beds, named “Best Band 2004” by Philadelphia
Magazine. The group fuses an indie rock sensibility with the sorrow
and beauty of Appalachian songwriting. One review called the music “angsty,
heart-on-the-sleeve melancholia that sounds both winsome and wise.” These
successful locals—part of the West Philly denizen of musicians,
artists and creative types who make up the New Planet Collective—play
two shows in very different venues this month. First, they’re
the musical guests at Kelly Writers House on Dec. 12 for a night of
conversation between WXPN host Michaela Majoun and women music writers.
Then, on Dec. 23 at World Café Live they’ll play a 7:30
p.m. show with fellow local acts Anne Heaton and Bebek.
Originally published on December 8, 2005