This all-ages, free concert is held outdoors in Ephrata’s Grater Park. Food trucks will be on-site. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome. Hooping encouraged! No alcohol, vaping or smoking in the park, please. The show starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.
ABOUT COUSIN EARTH
Featuring an original repertoire and a vast array of covers, the band delivers a wide tonal palette that has as much a sense of humor as it does a sense of purpose. From shredding ukulele solos and 4-part vocal breakdowns to interweaving themed medleys, Cousin Earth is sure to catch the attention of any music lover. Presenting a multitude of styles including Rock, Funk, Prog, Latin, Bluegrass, Hip Hop, Ragtime, and even Electronica, no musical dimension is off-limits for this otherworldly live act.
Cousin Earth (originally called Ukulelien) was formed in 2013 by Joey Calfa and Nate Searing. The two met while playing in a Frank Zappa cover band in college called the Mothers of Intention. Before founding Cousin Earth, Calfa and Searing went on to play
together in the progressive jam band Mercury Landing. It was from this group that they recruited Tara Lawton, Corey J. Feldman, and Terry Brennan to join the band. Melissa Raye took over for Lawton on vocals in 2018.
Having played over 300 shows nationally, Cousin Earth has built its fan base from the ground up. From Maine to Georgia, the band has played with notable acts including Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, the Werks,
Aqueous, Future Folk, Andy Frasco, Rustic Overtones, and many more. The group has also cultivated a strong internet following through its engaging videos and consistent attention to fans. With over a million cumulative views from Youtube and Facebook
videos, the band brings in thousands of visitors from around the world every month. Their music video for “Universoul” is in Hard Rock Café’s video library and can be seen at locations across the globe. Always striving to be creative in providing the best experience for their followers, “Color-Me-In” t-shirts, choreographed dance moves, and a tap-dancing / light-saber wielding dinosaur mascot are just some things you can expect from these Cousin Earthlings.
On November 20th, 2015, Cousin Earth released a self-titled debut EP on all major platforms. To follow up on their EP, the group released a full-length album entitled “Human Music” on April 27th, 2018. This release fully embodied the intricate musicality, sense of
humor, and tight vocal harmonies that have become a staple of their live act. On April 19th, they released “Please Don’t Kill Us,” a sci-fi plea to the extraterrestrials on behalf of planet Earth.
ABOUT CONCERTS BY THE CREEK:
Concerts by the Creek is sponsored by the Borough of Ephrata in collaboration with the Ephrata Public Library. This free, all-ages concert series is in its 13th year. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket!