Watch The Splashing Pearls perform at XPN Philly Local Wednesdays at The Porch at 30th Street Station

splashing-620x413 This past Wednesday, The Splashing Pearls performed at The Porch at 30th Street Station as part of the WXPN Philly Local Wednesday noontime concert series. The series continues in May with a performance by singer-songwriter Matt Chylak on May 1st, and Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner on Wednesday, May 8th. Get the full listing of May shows here. Watch the exuberant Splashing Pearls in the video below, which was recorded, edited and produced by Rachel Del Sordo.

The Splashing Pearls at The Porch 4.24.13 from WXPN FM on Vimeo.


Philly Local Busker Background: The Splashing Pearls (playing a free show at The Porch at 30th Street Station tomorrow)


Tomorrow at noon brings the concluding WXPN Philly Local Busker performance to The Porch at 30th Street Station with The Splashing Pearls.

The island / folk rock trio of Peter Scobell (vocals, guitar, ukulele, etc.), his niece Larkin Salemi (vocals, steel drums, percussion) and longtime friend Cooke Harvey (vocals and bass) formed after an impromptu jam session grew into a unique band of mixed influences and instruments.  The Splashing Pearls have released three CDs since their official start in 2011, most recently pleasing fans with Stories From the Bottle.  The Delaware band was nominated in five categories for their  hometown station WSTW’s annual Homey Awards, taking home trophies for Album of the Year and Bass Player of the Year.

Watch The Splashing Pearls perform “Paper Doll” live at Kennett Flash below and check out recaps of April’s other WXPN local busker events here.


XPN presenting Philly Local Wednesdays at The Porch at 30th Street Station

ChristieTo better greet the warm weather this spring, XPN has organized a weekly buskers’ series for the month of April. Each Wednesday, a different musician will be busking from noon to 1pm on The Porch at 30th Street Station.

Performers for the month are Dante Bucci on Wednesday April 3; The Fleeting Ends on Wednesday April 10; Christie Lenee on Wednesday April 17th, and The Splashing Pearls on Wednesday April 24th. The performances are free, of course, and would surely be a great lunch soundtrack for anyone in the area who can make it out. The series will continue through the months of April and May, and the performers for May will be announced next month.