10 years ago, on September 17, 2006, bassist Steven Lanning-Cafaro and poet Tony Brown got on stage at the Java Hut in Worcester, MA, to perform together for the first time. This Thursday night, come celebrate that with the full band at starlite in Southbridge.
Back then, they didn’t have a name or much thought about making the partnership a long term thing. Look at all that’s happened since —
we’ve traveled extensively, played in coffee houses and at jazz AND poetry festivals up and down the East Coast, played with lots of terrific poets and musicians, even opened for Laurie Anderson;
we’ve become a four piece rock-jazz-funk-fusion powerhouse with the addition of producer Christopher Graham Lawton to a permanent onstage role on guitar and banjo and always smiling master of the Big Bam Boom, Chris O’Donnell, on drums;
we’ve released five albums in various configurations, including a live album;
and we’ve contributed to a feature film soundtrack, to which Faro also composed the score.
It all started ten years ago with a little suite for bass and poetry called “Jim’s Fall,” a seventeen minute set of poems on a suburban dad’s mental and emotional breakdown. You know…easy listening.
On Thursday night, we’re inviting you all to our gig at starlite, where we’ll be premiering a newly rearranged and overhauled version of “Jim’s Fall” for the full four piece. We’ve played it live as a band before, but we spent yesterday rearranging and composing new music for it. It’s killer, some of the best work we’ve ever done.
We’d love for you to hear it and come celebrate the start of our eleventh year as a unique performance group. Three sets, no cover in one of Central New England’s coolest venues.
Starlite Bar and Gallery, 39 Hamilton Street, Southbridge, MA. Kicks off around 9:00 for three sets. No cover. Craft cocktails, great sound system, full art gallery. It’s gonna be one for the ages.