It’s poor consolation for anyone who didn’t acquire a ticket in time, but WBOI’s Julia Meek (Folk Tales, Meet the Music) interviewed Lyndsy and me about the process of creating a film score. Listen here at NIPR’s website.
We’ve said it everywhere by now, but thank you again to everyone who came, to the Cinema Center, and to our musicians. We checked so many items off our bucket list that night and added so many more.
We’ve been quiet this year. One reason is that we’ve been composing a score for the film Nosferatu. On Friday October 24, we will perform this score live at Fort Wayne’s Cinema Center. It’s one of Lyndsy’s favorite films, so we couldn’t say no, despite the 90 minutes of film to score. We’ve been hard at work composing and arranging songs and stings to highlight the horror and romance of the film. Once again, we’ll be expanding our line-up to include a horn section. The extra tonal colors are helping us realize more of our early jazz orchestra influences.
In the coming months, we’ll post videos and photos as we begin to take our ideas to the band. We hope you’ll all follow our progress and, if you live nearby, come to Fort Wayne to see the performance in October.
We’ve mentioned it everywhere else, but we’re partnering with Farmland Jazz Band for downtown Fort Wayne’s Buskerfest. It’s this Saturday, June 28. We’re on at 4:00pm. This will be our fourth time playing it (the first was unofficial), but only our second time ever playing with the whole works: trumpet, clarinet, trombone. Even a tuba this time.
Here are Lyndsy and I discovering that “When The Saints Go Marching In” has more verses than most folks have ever heard.
Hello friends! We’re returning to some old favorites this March as well as making our first visits to Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia!
3/9 – The Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN w/ Rodeo Ruby Love
3/16 – Epicure Cafe, Fairfax, VA
3/18 – The Green Bean, Greensboro, NC
3/24 – The Sentient Bean, Savannah, GA
3/25 – Highwire Lounge, Athens, GA
3/27 – Acoustic Coffeehouse, Johnson City, TN
3/28 – WDVX Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN
3/29 – WBOI Meet the Music – Live at C2G, Fort Wayne, IN
3/31 – Bottoms Up Burlesque’s breast cancer charity fundraiser at Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN
February can’t come soon enough! We’re excited to play a mini-tour through Kentukcy with The Lost River Cavemen. Hopefully we can convince them to head north later this spring.
In the last two weeks we’ll head down to Texas to visit our friends and labelmates Church Shoes. They were kind enough to set up a show in Austin, and we decided to visit Tennesee, Louisiana, and Missouri on the way there and back – including return to Farmington.
But before February can start, we’ll be playing benefit concert to raise money to bring two Ukrainian orphans to the US. Our good friend Hope Arthur will be there. If you haven’t heard her new EP, you badger her until she finds you a copy.
01/27 Fort Wayne, IN Pint N Slice w/ Hope Arthur
02/02 Lexington, KY Green Lantern w/ Lost River Cavemen
02/03 Richmond, KY Paddy Wagon w/ Lost River Cavemen
02/04 Bowling Green, KY Tidball’s w/ Lost River Cavemen
02/12 Chicago, IL Quencher’s Saloon
02/21 Louisville, KY Hideaway Saloon
02/22 Memphis, TN P and H Cafe
02/24 Austin, TX Skinny’s Ballroom w/ Church Shoes
02/25 Dallas, TX Double Wide Saloon
02/28 Katy, TX Dunn Bros
02/29 Lafayette, LA Artmosphere
03/03 Farmington, MO The Vault
Anyway, we’re sitting here in a warm but cloudy Tennessee and thinking of our freezing friends back north. Time to finish these coffees and put some Etta James on the stereo, I think.
Not sure how it happened, but we’ve managed to make up for our lack of Northern Indiana shows these last few months all at once this month. We’ll also visit The Lemon Grove in Youngtown OH, where we had a blast in July.
After two years of staking claim to a sidewalk to play Buskerfest unofficially, we’ve been invited to play A Taste of the Arts at the newly renamed Busker Square.
We’re playing the Freimann Square stage at 6pm, Saturday August 27. It will be fun to sing “Summer Song” that day, where we mention Freimann Square and other downtown locations. We love Fort Wayne, and this day sounds like it will be a wonderful celebration of local arts.