“Trinity,” the feature film written and directed by Skip Shea which has a mesmerizing score by Faro and which also has a performance of “Trinity Tango” by Tony and Faro in the film, has continued to rack up awards and nominations on the festival circuit.
There’s a new Website up for the film. Check it out here!
We took a rainy, cold ride down to New Haven CT last night to play for a small (but capacity) crowd at Never Ending Books with our old friends Mercy Choir and Singer Elisa Flynn. Mercy Choir has a monthly residency at this unique space and has others play short sets with them along with their own monthly set…
Despite Tony’s right-before-show-time broken string (handled when Timothee of Mercy Choir swiftly broke out and lent us his Gretsch for the set — thank you sir!) and a late arrival thanks to the weather and various road obstacles, we did a fine short set that included a new arrangement of old favorite “Where Do You Live?” with Mr. Lawton on mandolin for the first time. A good time.
Treacherous driving on the way home as we got farther north — lots of cars off the road, etc. — but we made it eventually. (Obviously.) No gigs on the immediate horizon now, so we’ll focus on writing and recording and get back on the road shortly. Stay tuned…
Just did a major update to our “Tracks” page to make it easier to purchase our music.
Click on “Tracks” above to go check it out…and please, PLEASE consider making a purchase or two. Individual tracks are a buck, the whole discography is offered at a 25% discount, and anything you purchase from us goes NOT to finance our lavish lifestyles, but will get plunged right back into keeping this project alive and kicking — recording expenses, equipment purchases, you name it.
As we say on the “Tracks” page, buying work from independent artists is important to keep us going and support us in the cold, cold world. We hope you’ll find something you love there and drop a dollar or two our way.
Next Friday, March 31, we step outside of our usual stomping grounds to go visit the far country of CT and play a gig with old friends Mercy Choir and the equally talented Elisa Flynn at Never Ending Books, 810 State Street, in New Haven. Showtime: 7:30 to 11.
We mentioned a while back that we had contributed once again to the Great Cover Song Challenge put forth by Victor Infante as a catalyst for a column looking at the work of a single artist.
We drew “Borderline,” added in Capri Lanning-Cafaro on vocals, tossed a poem into the mix, and did it up pretty straight and true…
The story came out this AM. At the end of it is a link to the playlist of all the cover songs as done by artists from all over the country and overseas as well. (We’re third on the list.) Tons of good stuff there; put it on and marvel at the madness we all wrought.
Thanks again to Victor for the opportunity, and congrats to all the musicians…!
Environmental devastation is on a lot of minds these days. (Maybe not as many as it should be, of course…looking at you, Federal Government…)
One group that deserves some attention for doing something about one aspect of that is Ocean Matters. Through hands-on research projects and diving trips, these folks educate young people on issues related to the complex ecosystems undersea and the threats they are facing, such as the crisis of plastics in the ocean.
Here’s an old piece of ours that connects to that particular topic, “On Nantucket.” This is a duo version of it (Tony and Faro) from our second album, “The Duende Project.” (There’s also a three piece version of it on “Basement Takes.”) For many years, Faro and Tony spent a lot of time out on the island of Nantucket doing shows and enjoying the hospitality of Len Germinara and Dr. Sarah Oktay out at the Field Biology Station. The poem reflects on those trips and what we learned out there.
We hope that you’ll take a moment, visit the Ocean Matters site, and think about what you might be able to do, there or elsewhere, to help in this moment of crisis.
Many thanks to all those who saw us at the two gigs we’ve done in the last two days — our Thursday night stand at starlite and the short set three-quarters of the band did last night at Bull Mansion. Nice to get out and play more than once a month or so.
We’re on a bit of a live hiatus till March 31, when we’ll be in New Haven for a show — more details on that later.