After the time-honored opening ceremony, Mr. Stace, Das Kabinettmeister, tests the sound system with a song of welcome. The Milk Carton Kids, all dry wit and breathtaking harmonies, then treat us to a profoundly beautiful three song set, sung and played into one microphone as nature intended. So taken is Janeane Garofalo by this performance, that she invites them onstage for hers: a charming interaction and a great set of comedy. Finally, for Part One, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Josh Rouse plays songs from his new record: on "Crystal Falls," he is joined by The English UK.
Click play below to enjoy Cabinet of Wonders: The Podcast 1, Act One. Episodes are also available on the Cabinet of Wonders iTunes Podcast.
Tune in next Thursday for Act Two and in the meantime visit Cabinet of Wonders for more information on the show and upcoming performances.