Fun gig! A big thanks to Joe and Bridget Ware of Pure Imagination Tattoos! I got to set up in a rad corner of their shop, overlooking one of the sidewalks frequented by Art Walkers, and play my songs a couple times (I even brought flashing lights!). Their daughter Iz danced pretty much the whole time.. it was rad. Over the course of a couple hours I collected some interested and appreciative listeners–some indoors, and some outside, who got a view similar to this one through the shop window (photo courtesy of Bridget Ware). Thank you Fairfield for coming out and supporting local music!
The material I’ve been playing live has not been released online. I will have to get some recordings finished and available soon! In the meantime, you can check out the Bandcamp page to hear projects I’ve done in the past.
Next gig: May 28th @ The Arbor Bar in Fairfield. Bands TBA. Stay tuned!
Hey folks! Late in posting, but here’s the Facebook event for this weekend’s gig!
Easy Fruit – Loco Fish Bang – davidjmurphy @ The Arbor Bar
9pm – No cover. Performers:
Easy Fruit (Des Moines)
Loco Fish Bang (Fairfield)
See you there!
Upcoming gig TBA: Saturday April 25th!
I’m playing Saturday April 4th at the Arbor Bar in Fairfield, Iowa! I’ll post a poster soon because posters are for posting.
My first time playing with these bands. Bound to be awesome! I’m really excited!!
Just booked a gig for November 30th at the Beauty Shop! Full line up TBA!
At least 2 new songs will be debuted at this show! :)
I’m excited to say that I’m playing a show on May 28th at The Beauty Shop. Full details soon. It will be an all-acoustic lineup, and I hope to have some brand new material for this gig.
I’ll also be playing in this festival on June 22nd in Fairfield. Check out the video (and pardon all the thrusting at the end). This gig will NOT be acoustic :)
UPDATE — Here is the event page for the show at the Beauty Shop. I hope to see you there!
So! The Kickstarter campaign came to a close last week. Again, a huge thank you to everyone who helped by donating, sharing the link with their friends, or even just watching our video. We really want people to see this show because we’re already super proud of it, so hopefully you can catch it on DVD if you can’t make it to Fairfield June 9th or 10th.
In case you didn’t hear or haven’t checked it out, head on over to www.PersephoneARockBallet.com for the video link and a synopsis of our show!
Songwriting for the show is still going strong, and choreography, and rehearsal. Couple days ago I took some pictures of my studio to share with people online. If you want to check them out, click the image or here. And yes I’d love a decent camera :)
Dear friends and everyone else, if you’ve considered pledging to our Kickstarter campaign to help us put on Persephone: A Rock Ballet, now’s the time! Only 3 days until the fundraising period closes. We have met our goal of $2200, for which we are extremely excited and grateful. However, we set our Kickstarter goal lower than we actually need, since we were operating on such short notice. We wanted to make it easier to guarantee a certain amount, since with Kickstarter, if you don’t meet your goal you get nothing (besides exposure). If you read the project description (the text below the video), you can see exactly where the money is budgeted for everything over $2200.
In any case, I am excited, honored and amazed to be putting on this production. The music I’ve had the opportunity to write has amazed even me, if I may say so. It’s a really great exercise to write songs in a context that’s already so well defined, like a Greek myth. When you write songs about your own life, identifying a context to write about can be a challenge, at least for me. With this myth, the context is very plainly laid out, and I can put a lot of energy into a song that expresses the tension and urgency of the situation. In that regard I consider it some of my best songwriting. And as you probably know, in Persephone the music is performed live behind all the dance. I’m very excited to put on this show!
The above links point to our Kickstarter page, but I’ve set up a website that’s got an easy to remember URL, PersephoneARockBallet.com, where you can read a synopsis of the plot that I wrote. Here you can see our interpretation of the myth and look at what twists we’ve put on things, and get a sense for the message in our story.
Enjoy! Share! Be merry! Or pissed off, whatever you want!
It is with great pride and excitement that I share with you our Kickstarter project for Persephone – A Rock Ballet. The show goes up June 9th and 10th here in Fairfield at the Sondheim Center. You can hear some of the original music in the show by checking out the video at the link below! Enjoy and share with your friends!