Great Lake Swimmers at The Bell House

In Music on January 13, 2009 at 9:34 am

The Great Lake Swimmers are set to release their fourth album on the 31st of this coming March and great-lake-swimmerswill begin their North American tour around the same time, working from eastern Canada to the west coast and then down through the United States.  Tony Dekker, singer/songwriter, and company played a few pre-release shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan this past week.

haley-bonarThe Bell House, an old printing press turned shipping company turned music venue, hosted The Great Lake Swimmers January 9th along with Haley Bonar and Daniel Martin Moore, who both possessed a stage presence worth paying attention to.  Daniel Martin Moore is a lyrically angelic folk singing gem who just released his debut album Stray Age this past October.  The adorable Haley Bonar performed a solid acoustic set with an endearing humility that engaged the crowd.  Both made for a perfect appetizer just before the main dish.

The Great Lake Swimmers appeared on stage and the venue swelled with cheers of excitement.  Tony Dekker met the fans with an almost shy sincerity, his songs thoughtful and moving.  “Your Rocky Spine” was a sure crowd pleaser, “Changing Colors” resonated through hearts, and “There is a Light” ended the show with a powerful hush.


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