Philadelphia’s Beaucoup Blue may be billed as a father- son duo, but they’re no Weird Al-style novelty act. “I think when people read that they go, ‘Isn’t that cute’ and ‘They must not be that serious.’ But the reason we continue to play music together is because we really believe in the music itself,” son Adrian Mowry says. “We’re both songwriters, and we have different styles from different generations, but we really are knocked out by the music. I would want to do that with anybody, whether it’s my father or brother or somebody that’s not in the family.”
Adrian grew up playing music with his father David from a young age, and the two have been performing together publicly for more than a decade. They’ve morphed from a full-on electric band to an acoustic act set to release their third album, Free to Fall. The duo continues to combine heartfelt blues with elements of soul, R&B, country and bluegrass. Featuring all original compositions, except one traditional arrangement, Free to Fall showcases not only energetic and spine-tingling vocals and guitars, but creative original songwriting.
“The last two [albums] were kind of vehicles to help us develop a style,” David explains. “We did some original songs, but we didn’t pay a lot of attention to arranging. This time we decided we would pay more attention to the song and what it seemed to want to do.”