First there was Peter, Paul and Mary, the definitive folk music trio. Now Mustard’s Retreat carries that torch. The trio is Libby Glover, Michael Hough and David Tamulevich.
Mustard’s Retreat; joyful, uplifting, intelligent, thought-provoking, insightful, original and timeless, just a few of the adjectives used to describe them. The trio met in 1975, performing together off and on throughout the late 70’s until a permanent move left Hough & Tamulevich on their own. Success and praise continued to follow the duo for the next 40 years, during which time they released a series of acclaimed recordings. Libby moved back to Michigan in 2014, and found the old chemistry was still there, deepened by the years of performing, stagecraft, songs, and the abiding friendship they all shared.
Now approaching their 45th year, Mustard’s Retreat produced their first album ever as a trio. “Make Your Own Luck”. It’s a fitting title for the three of them who have always sung the songs they enjoyed and cared about, regardless of the trends of the music industry and pop culture. They delight in performing their own music and connecting with their audiences as if they were family. Their wit will bring laughter to the night. And their insightfulness will bring thoughts and conversation for days to follow.
“We have never performed the same show twice,” says Tamulevich, “Each night is its own unique moment, unique audience. For us, that is the exciting thing, the magic: to craft a shared experience and leave people entertained and moved…and with moments and songs they will take away with them and remember, ponder, rediscover; hopefully for years to come.”
Local musician, Jon Svetkey, best known for his band, The Loomers, opens the evening.
We’re lucky to have Jon, a coffeehouse regular since the 1990s, as our opening act on October 20th. He’s a fun and phenomenal songwriter, guitarist and vocalist.
Opening act Jon Svetkey is best known as frontman for The Loomers. Back in the 1990s, before his current job as stay-at-home dad to two beautiful children, Jon headlined at dozens of folk clubs, colleges and coffeehouses throughout the Northeast and Midwest.