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The Family Crest

May 25

8:00 pm

Barboza Presents:
The Family Crest with Special Guests

8pm doors || $13 advance || 21+

Please note:
Online ticket sales end one hour prior to show.
All ticket sales are nonrefundable & nonexchangeable.

It’s fitting that The Family Crest was born in San Francisco, a city known for its rich history of experimentation, innovation and progressive thinking. It’s the kind of place that would welcome The Family Crest’s audacious vision for how music could be created.

In 2009, two young musicians – Liam McCormick (lead vocals, guitar) and his friend, John Seeterlin (bass) – settled in San Francisco to record a cycle of songs that Liam had written. For Liam, a self-taught composer and trained vocalist, there was explicit intent for this recording project: to include as many people as possible in the music-making, based on the belief that everyone is inherently musical when given the opportunity.

Throughout the course of a year, Liam and John reached out into the city and proceeded to record people of all ages and musical backgrounds performing Liam’s songs. The project took the duo from churches to living rooms to cafes, even up the coast to Oregon and Washington, all in its mission to build community through music.

The resulting album, The Village, inspired the band to develop into a proper performing entity, adding four classically trained instrumentals around the nucleus that Liam and John defined. Its musical diversity is reflected in the range of bands that The Family Crest has opened for, including The Head and the Heart and OKGO!

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