[ From Butch Ross ] Loopstock! this weekend in Chattanooga, Sea Symphony, News and UK dates up.

Butch Ross butch at butchross.com
Wed Apr 14 17:41:36 EDT 2010

Charles Allison
Kevin Klein
Butch Ross

Sat, Apr. 17th - 9pm
Market Street Tavern
850 Market Street

Although I've become known around town (and else where doing the loop
pedal show) I am not even close to being the first guy to do it. Not
even in town. So I decided to get together with some of my friends
(who've been doing this longer than I have) for Loopstock.

It works like a writer in the round showcase, except that instead of
just three songwriters, it'll be three songwriters and their virtual
one-man bands. We all have pretty individual ways of approaching the
problem and VERY different musical styles. It promises to be a great
night of music.

Also, a great big THANK YOU to everyone who downloaded "Chiaroscuro"
and for Haiti relief. We were able to give over $200 to Doctors
without Borders and Adra. And while there was a lot of promotion about
it locally on radio and such, a vast majority of donations came from
this list. So, thank you.

In other news I'll be singing "Bass II" as part of Chattanooga
Symphony and Chorus' rendition of "Sea Symphony" by Vaughn Williams,
Set to the words of Walk Whitman, Williams' first symphony is an
immense and very challenging piece for everyone involved. I shouldn't
be telling you this, but every one involved has been struggling with
this bugger. In Maestro Bernhardt's long career, we are the only
symphony he's ever found willing to step up to the challenge. I
seriously have never worked so hard on anything musical in my life,
and I'm not alone: yesterday, I overheard one of the full-time
orchestra members say "if I had another month."

Still when it comes together it's an amazing thing to behold. I don't
recommend this challenging piece to everyone (it took me months to get
into it) but I've you can get behind Vaughn Williams' vocal work, you
should check it out.

Also, with any luck, by the time you read this, i will have finished
my taxes AND posted all the UK tour dates for next month.

Also, don't forget I'm back in Columbus, Ohio 7-8 for the Central Ohio
Folk Festival. More on that in a week or two.

I think that's all, don't forget.

Charles Allison
Kevin Klein
Butch Ross

Sat, Apr. 17th - 9pm
Market Street Tavern
850 Market Street


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