Sunday, September 10th, 2017
(rain date, September 12)

Jo Nelson (aka Ashley Tini)

Hosted by Sebastian Petsu


Meet at 5th and Market
7:45pm load bus. 8pm bus departs
$27 per person. Advance tickets only

Bowerbird and Sebastian Petsu are pleased to welcome Tether and Jo Nelson to the Double Decker Music Series. Join us on Sunday, September 10th at 8:00 p.m. (rain date, September 12th) for a unique and intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. Before, between, and after the music, tour guide Sebastian Darkly Petsu will share dry wit and history about the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

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Tether is a music project of Lauren Pakradooni, who performs and records using handmade cassette tape loops onto which she records various instruments and vocals. She layers these loops into compositions that waver between melodic and concrete.

Jo Nelson is a country singer from Philadelphia. As a side project of percussionist and producer Ashley Tini, she explores the past by paying homage to the great songwriters of Appalachia, and the deep south. Her work seeks to create altered states by challenging concepts of ritual and their relation to time and place. By highlighting the ol’ minimalist approach to story telling and tasteful harmony, we find that Jo Nelson is a feeling. As a percussionist, she has recorded and performed the works of George Crumb, Pauline Oliveros, Iannis Xenakis, Mauricio Kagel, Phillip Glass, So Percussion, Mohammad Fairouz, Stuart Saunders Smith, Milford Graves, Susie Ibarra, Matthew Welch, Dave Molk and Sarah Hennies. Tini has also been a featured guest on concerts and recordings by Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think, and Feist.

Boarding begins at 7:45pm at the northeast corner of 5th and Market Streets by the Wells Fargo building.

THE BUS LEAVES AT 8PM SHARP. It's a mobile event, so you can't show up late or the venue will be gone! The event finishes up back where we started at 10pm.

This event is ALL AGES (though not recommended for small children) and BYO snacks and beverages (but please, no glass, and remember there is no restroom on the bus).

$27 per person. Advance tickets only. There will be no walk-up sales. Only 30 seats are available and this event will sell out. (All previous Double Decker Music Series events have!) So please, don't sleep on it.

If it looks like rain, the event will be held on Tuesday September 12th at 8pm. A message will be sent out by 5pm on the day of the event letting ticket-holders know about the rescheduling.


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