Blessed Feathers - "Holyoke: Springfield": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

West Bend is a Southeast Wisconsin town where the Milwaukee River shifts directions, angling to suddenly head West. It's also the home of Blessed Feathers, a duo that began when Donivan Berube's life similarly altered course. Hailing from Lakeland Florida, FL, Berube was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, teaching himself guitar and recorded songs in his bedroom in an attempt to pursue his passion. The musician eventually left home at 17, disassociating himself from the church and driving 36 hours from the Florida sunshine into a Wisconsin blizzard. Berube found work in a restaurant in West Bend where he met Jacquelyn Beaupre, who is now his partner in both music and life.