Breadfoot All The Latest
All The Latest from Tin Pan Folk
& Americana Artist Breadfoot
May 2023 Edition
Sigh. Yeah, late again. Foolish consistencies. Guilty as charged?
Truth is maybe I have a good reason. Still feeling the effects of my birthday weekend. Nah, I wish. Nothing half that fun. Was actually involved producing a local children’s art and learning festival called ClydeFEST, (pic in the sidebar of the man himself, Folk Artist Clyde Jones).
New venue. New challenges. Just about killed me. Been at it for 15 years now. Quarter of my time on earth. Never has it done me in like it did that weekend. So yeah might be I’m still feeling it and welp not to be a whiny hiney but Christ on a cracker the pollen has been off the charts so, could be some of that as well.
Right so feeling crappy but trying to get something out there. Once I get this update done gonna fix some dinner and maybe watch that David Johansen doc what’s it called? uh right, Personality Crisis. Never was a big fan of the Buster Pointdexter stuff but really dug the Dolls. And since this new project is inspired by and for all intents and purposes set in, NYC it could be good.
See what vibes I can pick up on. Ya know?
Let’s see last month I was on about my invitation to participate in the UNC Process Series. Had hoped originally to do my thing in the spring of 2024. Then the artistic director asked if maybe I could do November 2023. Then there was talk of time and scheduling constraints. Another twist was my first pick for a drummer Daniel Hall who is featured in the video in the side bar, was unable to commit on account of his main gig and yeah so….
….looking more like we’re gonna have to go with the second option that Joseph Megel the Artistic Director for the Process Series offered and that is to do an ‘in-house’ this fall and then a fall 2024 show.
Pros and cons?
On one hand I get to work with less stress and then continue to build and develop the piece and then come to the Fall 2024 performance with a full manuscript that would have benefited from the exercise. Con for me and I’ve been told that it’s something that’s just in my head, is that I won’t be able to see the piece performed on a stage in my 60th year.
Meant something to me but might be having another year to tighten the manuscript and the songs, write some additional numbers if the in-house exposes some holes might be a good thing. Right?
Anyways. No new music to share today. Presuming I get a good nights sleep I’m gonna be tracking a sketch for the open mic number tomorrow. As things stand it’ll be the fifth number in. Working title was originally ‘Get A Number’ but now as I’ve been digging deeper into it it’s got a new title, ‘Tuning Is Not A Town In China’. Any one who has done open mics with any frequency has heard this phase.
The number starts with Dickie Danger the open mic’s host welcoming everyone. Then it goes straight into the open mic performance finishing with our main character, Gibbie’s performance. If I can get it all to flow I think it could be pretty epic. Or at least kinda cool. Regardless enjoying the challenge.
Once it’s sketched out I’ll park it in the SoundCloud Sunnyland Playlist. That link is there in the side bar as well. Check back tomorrow might have something new there for ya. And as ever if ya love or hate I’d love to hear from you.
oh and lastly if ya haven't yet, check out the Backburner Vol. 1 EP on Bandcamp. Download only. Link there in the side bar. Think it's a fine ear full.
Okaythen. That’s that. Starving.
Till next time.
Sunday April 23rd was the rain date for ClydeFEST. Was also my birthday. I turned 60. Whoo hoo! Weekend wrecked me but my buddy Clyde and all the kids had fun so that's something cool. In this pic Clyde is meeting a tiger faced young admirer and her father.
Cover art for the Sunnyland mini-playbill I created
for my Jumpstart Grant presentation. Back was mocked up like a postcard with a note from the main character to his mom. Don't have a pic but think it was pretty cool.
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.
This Ep is result of my first Jumpstart Grant. I pulled several numbers off the 'back burner' and recorded em with couple amazing local musicians including Daniel Hall who kicked the Sunnyland presentation with me.
Check it out. Available for download only.