A Gem of a Band
Orpheum Bell plays at TOP June 30.
Pearls, Orpheum Bell's latest album, sounds like it's coming through a phonograph, all sepia-toned and ghostly. This is due in part to the band's old-time mix of country and bluegrass with a few other instruments thrown in--accordion, trumpet, saw, clarinet--that give it a unique gypsy-tinged flavor. But it's the voices and the lyrics that give it that