(Photo: CPR / Daniel Mescher)

It was long overdue, but we finally got local act Bonnie & the Beard into our CPR Performance Studio this week! The energetic Americana cabaret-blues band dropped in before their 2nd Annual Valentine's Day Carnival Masquerade, which takes place tonight at Cervantes' Other Side.

The band played four songs, including a brand new one, that combined delta blues, country, jazz, and more. Mike Flanagan chatted with the members about the origins of the "Bonnie & the Beard" name, the difficulty of describing their unique sound, and what their second Valentine's show holds in store.

Stream the entire session above!