Monday, June 16, 2014

Asberry (Taubl) Boys in Morris Cove concert this week

Here's a slightly altered release from the Pardee-Morris House in New Haven, since time is short on this event on part of the city's Taubl family, seen previously on "America's Got Talent":

The Asberry Boys - CT’s Own Classically Trained ‘Boy Band’
to Perform at Pardee-Morris House

New Haven, Conn. (June 16, 2014) The four New Haven brothers comprising The Asberry Boys—winners of the 2013 Connecticut’s Got Talent contest—will bring their unique vocal and instrumental styling to the lawn of the Pardee-Morris House for the opening concert in the 2104 Twilight Concert series onWednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. (Rain date June 19). The free performance is hosted by the New Haven Museum, which owns and operates the historic site.

Since catching the limelight in their home state last summer, the classically trained Asberry Boys, aged 18 to 23, have continued to expand a repertoire that reflects the siblings’rich-and-evolving fascination with a variety of musical influences, from folk and American “roots” to classical and classic rock. Their equally eclectic fan base ranges from adoring high-school and college-age aficionadas, to Boomers and beyond, who connect with the Asberry Boys' honeyed guitar and violin treatments. Their wide-ranging talent has also earned them bookings at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas and CT Folk First Friday concert series.

The Asberry Boys have been making music together since they were old enough to talk. Growing up in a household where music defined the family, they each became seasoned professionals and consummate musicians in their own right while continuing to write, arrange and perform together. Jack Taubl, the group’s oldest member, began studying the viola at age four. He is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the band. Sam, second in line, began the cello at four, and spent eight years in the Juilliard School pre-college program. He is also a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. James plays viola and sings with the band, while his twin brother, Jeremiah, plays violin and guitar and adds to the vocals. The Asberry Boys naturally developed from the Taubl Family Band that appeared on "America's Got Talent" in 2008.

The band’s name was created from the cherished family legacy of the boys’ great-great grandfather, James Asberry White, a circuit-riding preacher in the hills of northern Alabama at the turn of the 20th century. Known as an outstanding man of character, White was devoted to family and the greater good of the community. Music clips available here:

Concert Details:
The Pardee-Morris House is located at 325 Lighthouse Road, New Haven.  Grounds open at 6 p.m., the concert begins at 7 pm. The Pardee-Morris House will be open to visitors for tours till 8 p.m. The public is invited to bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a picnic on the lawn.  Pizza will be available for purchase from Frank Andrews Mobile Kitchen.  Admission is free; donations are welcomed. The New Haven Museum thanks Alderman Salvatore L. DeCola for his support of the 2104 Twilight Concert season.

Other Twilight Concert concerts in the 2014 season: The Rosenthals - Wednesday, July 9 
(rain date: July 10); Cricket Tell the Weather - Wednesday, July 23 (rain date: Sunday, July 27); Pat Keogh - Wednesday, August 13 (rain date: August 14).

About the Pardee-Morris House
One of the oldest surviving historic structures in Connecticut, the Pardee-Morris House dates from about 1780 and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.  Built by Amos Morris circa 1750, the house was burned by the British during their raid on New Haven in 1779, and rebuilt and expanded by the Morris family. In 1918, William Pardee, a descendant of the Morris family, willed the property to the New Haven Colony Historical Society, today the New Haven Museum.

For the latest news on summer events at the Pardee-Morris House, visit the New Haven Museum’s website: and Facebook  Sign up for e-blasts at, or call the New Haven Museum at 203-562-4183.

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