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October 29th – THE SHINING at The Frying Pan

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Our first show on water.  We are working toward playing songs about books in all the elements.

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Flyer by Tom Bayne.

Songwriters/performers:

Casey Holford – songwriter/producer–thoughtful and melodic folk/rock songs, caseyholford.com
Debe Dalton — banjo player, singer/songwriter, legend, debedalton.bandcamp.com
Phoebe Novak – singular singer/songwriter, phoebenovak.bandcamp.com/
Susannah Pryce – fire dancer, rapper
Kung Fu Crime Wave – band of Kellys (The Kellys of Brooklyn – Luke, Joanna, Neil) and Preston Spurlock, www.kungfucrimewave.com
Sanam Erfani – playwright, actor
Adrian Cohen – pianist, songwriter – jazz and middle eastern influences; now exploring electronic music, www.carrollgardenspiano.com
Leslie Graves – ethereal singer songwriter, lesliegraves.bandcamp.com
Alex Norelli – multi-media conceptual artist and musician, alexnorelliart.com
Clayton Colwell – composer, producer, musician from band, Hector on Stilts —   en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_on_Stilts
Nicola Yvette – dancer, http://www.nicolayvette.com/
Jessie Kilguss – singer/songwriter, alt country spectrum from sweet to dark, jessiekilguss.com
Hilary Downes — singer/songwriter – beautiful voice and presence, not to mention hair, hilaryedownes.com
Pearl Rhein — singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, pearlrhein.com
Susan Hwang – hosting, curating, singing, accordioning, susanhwanglalala.com

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Good times with Swedes and hello THE SHINING.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Our next show is inspired by Stephen King’s The Shining.  The date is October 29th, 8pm at The Frying Pan–the historical lightship built in 1929 that is now docked at pier 66 in Manhattan.  This will be our first show on water.

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Meanwhile, we said goodbye to our Swedish partners in songs about books.  Kristian Carlsson and Thomas Teller returned to Malmo last week after a month here in NYC where we were able to collaborate on two shows together inspired by the work of Swedish author, Reidar Jonsson– My Life As A Dog and American author, Maya Angelou — I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.  Both were coming of age stories that juxtapose hard realities, loss and grief with humor and insight.  Sweden and NYC got to know each other through songs about books — not the most common way to intersect, but as we found out, very satisfying.

Here are some artifacts from our show at City Winery inspired by My Life As A Dog.  We played a game where we picked out questions or dilemmas from the audience and paired them randomly with quotes from the book.  We called it the “Ingemar Oracle.”  Let’s look back wistfully at some of the questions and answers:

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Maybe these should be tarot cards.  The Ingemar Deck.

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And… the selfie we took at the very first show.  We’re looking forward to more international collaborations in the future.  In My Life As A Dog, Ingemar explains how being kin is essential to survival.  It was wonderful to meet and spend time with our Swedish kin in songs about books.   Here’s to more creativity-inspired creativity – ”Skål!”

You can listen to the songs from both these nights on our bandcamp page:  bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com.

Photos are up on our facebook:  facebook.com/bushwickbookclub

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