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& Americana Artist Breadfoot
February 2024 Edition
Welp, apparently not enough of you all kept them fingers (and toes), crossed. Didn’t get the Larson Grant. Knew I was punching above my weight. Didn’t and don’t have even half the theater pedigree of any of the past recipients. Nope, I took the long way around. Kinda silly of me to have tried. I’m old and my music doesn’t sound anything like what you’d expect to hear on Broadway but then uh, as it relates to Larson and what I presume he had hoped to accomplish with Rent, hmm, kinda thought that was the point.
Oh well. Onward and less upward, than sideways. At least for the moment. Been diving into character descriptions cause well, and yeah you’re gonna laugh, I thought like I wanted to apply for this AMTP opportunity at North Western. Got bogged down in the writing - Is it too prosey? Should I just string together a mess of adjectives? – as a result I missed the deadline. None the less, continuing the trend of more sideways then up, I’m gonna finish the exercise. Think it’s helping me to get better acquainted with my characters. Not like I didn’t know em but to begin with, sometimes they don’t tell ya everything, ya know?
In other news and I think I’m correct, Just About To Burn, the band that I started with Paleface, released it’s one and only album 20 years ago this year. Recorded fall of 2003 at Ena Kostabi’s Court Metrage Studios in Manhattan. The self-titled debut was released on Art Monkey Records. Revered at the time by the Avett Brothers as one of their favorites, our run was short lived. Downfall in a nutshell, was Paleface being unwilling or able, to share song writing credits. And then there was the classic third wheel dilemma. As Monica our drummer, and Paleface got closer more and more decisions seemed to have been made in the bedroom and didn’t include me. I began picking up the third wheel vibes in London. Feeling was cemented on our one and only US tour and can remember that drive back to Brooklyn from the last show in Chapel Hill, as hellish.
Quit soon after and was promptly blackballed and exiled. Find out who your real friends are when this sort of shit goes down. Paleface went on to get picked up by the Avett Brothers label Ramseur and then presumably upon the owners Dolph’s advise(?), rebranded the album as a Paleface album. Would send ya to Bandcamp to get an earful cause well it’s an album I’m musically proud of but I’ve never seen a dime from this release. So if ya wanna, in the sidebar there are links to two of my faves from the record.
Now related and sort of a fun memory was contacted the other week by a fellow writing a piece about one of the shows I booked for us with the Avett Brothers. Story goes that a week after this show the Avetts released, Mignonette. What this fellow presumes is that this show combined with the release of that record was pivotal the Avetts rise to fame. And me I had the presence of mind to record the event. Even have engineer credits for a couple numbers on the fellas Live Vol. 2 album.
Anyways doing a deep dive was fun to find the old show poster and then having been contacted by a fellow who represented himself as an Avett archivist I got to see several photos of myself, and the band from that night that I’d never seen before. You can see these images in the side bar.
Okay think that might be it for this update. Links for Sunnyland stuff there in the side bar. And as ever follow along on Instagram and Facebook for more regular updates.
Til next time.
Here's the original art work from one and only release from the band I started with Paleface, Just About To Burn. Hard to belive that was 20years ago. Dang.
Wow. Oldie but goldie here folks. Back in time to a show with the Avett Brothers at the old Kings in Raleigh, NC circa 2004. Hadn't known these pictures even existed. And had totally forgotten that I worn a bow tie that evening. Good fun.
Video featuring the first live 'workshopping' of my new project Sunnyland. Watch it in the YouTube app for full affect and to be able to learn more about the project and check out the lyrics for the numbers performed lyrics. And say while you're there, leave me a comment. Love to know what ya like or don't like. Cheers!
Dig it so here's the SoundCloud Playlist for Sunnyland. This is where I'm parking musical sketches and ideas. Check it out. Follow me and leave a comment. Good or bad. Love to know what ya think.