posted January 28, 2011

My Brightest Diamond and The Soil & the Sun to Perform on Feb. 3

My Brightest Diamond and The Soil & the Sun will perform on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland through the Hope College Concert Series.

My Brightest Diamond, presenting a trio performance, is spearheaded by Shara Worden.  The biography on her website reveals a wide range of artists and projects citing her involvement, with names like Padma Newsome (Clogs, The National), Sufjan Stevens, the Decemberists and David Byrne rising to the top. Shara Worden's classically trained background, with a degree in opera from the University of North Texas, lends not only to what "Pitchfork Magazine" names "...one of the most astounding [singing voices] in all of indie rock," but also her ability to craft everything from music for off-Broadway productions to her chamber pop songs which define My Brightest Diamond.

Also performing will be The Soil & The Sun, Grand Rapids based, experimental folk-rock group led by Alex McGrath and his wife Ashley Tuthill-McGrath. Featuring a nine-piece band comprised of drums, guitars, bass, violin, cello and piano, the Soil & the Sun plays music comfortably in the vein of DevendraBanhart, mewithoutYou and Anathallo.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and free with a Hope College I.D., and are available in the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be called at (616) 395-7890.  Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Avenue, between Ninth and 11th streets. The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth Street, 49423.

The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. the night of the concert.