From The Desk Of The Innocence Mission: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812”

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the first innocence mission album. Since then, the Lancaster, Pa., band—wife/husband duo Karen and Don Peris (both play multiple instruments and sing) and bassist Mike Bitts—has released nine more LPs. The latest is Sun On The Square (Badman), which also features Peris children Anna (viola) and Drew (violin) on a couple tracks. Karen and Don will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week.

Don: This Broadway musical is an amazing combination of Tolstoy, brilliant songwriting, youthful emotional confusion, the destructiveness of irresponsible desire, faithful friendship and the awakening of a man who thought his life was without meaning, to the care and love of an innocent. Composer/lyricist Dave Malloy is a wonder.