BH Opera House: The Oshima Brothers June 15

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 8:45am

Story Location:
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
United States

Maine-based Japanese-Italian alt-pop duo, the Oshima Brothers, have been creating music together since childhood. The brothers blend songs from the heart with blood harmonies to produce a "roots-based pop sound that is infectious" reports NPR. On Saturday, June 15, the brothers come to Boothbay Harbor to perform at the historic Opera House.

On stage, Sean and Jamie Oshima offer lush vocals, live looping, foot percussion, electric and acoustic guitars, vintage keyboard and bass - often all at once. They want every show to feel like “a deep breath, a dance party and a sonic embrace.” When not recording or touring they find time to film and produce their own music videos. Maine Public Radio’s Sara Willis describes their songs as “beautiful, those brother harmonies can’t be beat. They are uplifting and, let’s face it, we need uplifting these days.”

Among other tributes, they’ve been called “unbelievably accomplished songwriters, singers and instrumentalists,” by Richard Loren, manager of the Grateful Dead.

Their show at the Opera House is billed as their “special acoustic duo,” meaning all Oshima, all the time. Advance tickets are $20 from the box office at 86 Townsend Avenue, or by calling 207-633-5159. Regular tickets are $25 online at Doors for seating open at 7 p.m., and the Oshima Brothers begin their magic at 7:30.