Half-Pint & the Growlers is an eclectic brew of acoustic soul with a little swing, gypsy, gospel, and twang thrown in for good measure.

Half Pint & The Growlers are:
(left to right)

Norton Ewart (drums, percussion)
Tamra McIlvain (vocals, percussion)
Ed McIlvain (guitar, vocals)
Peter Trahan (bass, vocals)

Ed plays a rhythmic, percussive acoustic guitar and sings harmonies. He’s also the lead songwriter. Tamra has a versatile vocal style and can belt gospel or blues, then transition effortlessly to a classic country ballad — channeling Aretha then Patsy, but with a voice that’s uniquely her own. Peter has played bass for some 45 years and as far as he’s concerned there is no end in sight. He’s been in numerous bands and projects from Funk/R&B, Jazz, and Gospel to Rock, Blues and Jam Band. 

Half-Pint & the Growler(s) sometimes perform intimate venues as an acoustic duo, but more often can be found performing lively shows with the full and guest Growlers.

Recent performances include Swallow Hill Music, the Summer Concert Series at Clement Park, The Golden Fine Arts Festival, the Boogie at the Barn, and the Horseshoe Market. Catch them at area watering holes, festivals, and markets.