Nashville-based harpist and songwriter, Timbre will be playing at The Thought Lot in Shippensburg on Friday, April 10. Timbre classifies herself and her band’s music as “chamber-folk/neo-classical,” which is rare to see live in Shippensburg. “You’re not going to see anything else like this band in this area,” Zachariah Beaver, Timbre’s interim drummer said.
Beaver, who is a native of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, met Timbre at the Cornerstone music festival last summer. After finding out Timbre would need a drummer to fill in for her this spring, Beaver took a chance and reached out to her. Separated by several states, Beaver applied for the position of temporary drummer through video auditions and submitting a musical resume. After being selected, he cashed in his vacation days at his Shippensburg day job and embarked to join Timbre in April.
The performance at The Thought Lot will be part of Timbre’s tour to promote her new double concept album, “Sun & Moon.” According to Timbre, “Sun & Moon is the exploration of an idea, no art exists on its own,” she said. “This album explores the deep intrinsic relationship between popular music and classical music.”
Accordingly the Timbre, the double concept is that the “sun” is represented in music written and performed by her band, while the “moon” is represented by her classical solo music she has written for harp, oboe, orchestra and choir.
In addition to releasing several of her own albums, Timbre’s talent can be heard on several other artists’ albums. She played harp on several tracks from Jack White’s latest studio album, Lazaretto, including the single “Alone in My Home.” Other notable collaborations include her work on MewithoutYou’s album “Brother, Sister,” and with legendary bluegrass musician, Ricky Skaggs.
John Tabor and Catamount will be opening for Timbre at The Thought Lot on Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 or at the door for $10. For more information on the show visit thethoughtlot.com. For more information on Timbre visit facebook.com/timbreharp.