NOTES FROM THE ROAD
the hut, philly
Thursday, March 17, 2005
same time. it's gonna be a hot remix!!! final mix in a week or so. re-mastered two tracks off of sister gertrude...they came out so much better this time around. so that album is finished and sent off to ropeadope....also, working on the 'dali projeckt' which i am composing music along with violinist gloria justen. we're working with video artist ricardo riveria (klip collective, W hotels) and dancer/choreographer danielle strawmier as well...gonna be amazing, and of course very trippy. show is friday april 1st at the philadelphia art museum.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
glad we can be putting together some music with sister gertrudes messages aimed at the world. our world needs to hear her. i think these original songs were recorded in mid 60's...and reached a very limited audience then...and even with the release of the original voice and tamborine songs - a very small market...but with this new re-interpretation release a chance for her voice to find a much wider audience to resonate and fill with hope. this beautiful important soon to be a classic record will be released in may 2005 on ropeadope records. and we hope it can do it's own little part to bring some light into the world, all from a voice that created a ripple in new orleans in the 60's. and this ripple still hasn't stopped because of the preservation hall jazz society, andy from ropeadope's belief, and king britts'+ my musical vision to lend to her voice.
this record also includes a song 'lets make a record' written by me and my longtime musical cohort+bassist barry meehan. i'm really happy
that barry could be a part of this amazing project with us!