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