Four sisters (Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza - SHEL), raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim.Nestled within SHEL’s enveloping sound, wisps of folk revival, vaudeville, renaissance fairs and steam-punk esthetic blur around one another. Allusions abound to their core influences—The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Harry Nilsson and acoustic super-group Strength In Numbers. Some pieces borrow liberally from their classical training, yet there’s nothing ponderous or unapproachable about them. They revel in strong dynamics, so a single song can grow from airy lace to a driving, white-water rush. They are richly feminine, but they don’t shy from covering Led Zeppelin. Above all, there’s variety and creativity. (http://shelmusic.com/)
This free concert on the lawn is sponsored by
Levitt Pavilions and Scripps Alumna Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch '74. Picnic dinners
are welcomed or purchase snacks and desserts at the event. Concert
begins at 6:30 p.m.