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Mr. Mayor and the Highballers performing raucous and high-energy versions of folk and blues songs of the 30s and 40s, as well as original tunes and more modern numbers with a jug band twist. They've hooted, hollered, and delivered "old time music at jug band prices" at venues all over Chicago including The Empty Bottle, Reggie's Rock Club, and The Old Town School of Folk Music.
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Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a unique blend of live music and moving image. The minimally animated illustrations are accompanied by illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor’s catchy and original story-songs for a truly different multimedia experience that is entrancing children, teens and adults alike.
Gustafer is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and has an unusual magnetism for making friends with some of Earth's odder creatures. His best friend is Forrest Applecrumbie the flightless Pterodactyl. Gustafer and Forrest built a small cottage-style home on the edge of an uncharted wooded area in Minnesota. He has a pet Eel named Slim (short for Slimothy) and a pet Dragon named Asparagus who lives in his fireplace and loves corn on the cob. Gustafer's pals, the Mustard Slugs practice their math under the shrubbery.
Since his creation in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by the New York Times, which said, “The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” Entertainment Weekly praised “…The most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid…absurdly appealing. Grade: A.” New York Magazine named Morgan Taylor “Best Kids’ Performer” in its 2008 Best of New York Awards.
Throughout her time with Azure Ray and over the course of her solo career, Orenda Fink has never shied from exploring the darker edges of spirituality and the human condition. On her debut solo album Invisible Ones, Orenda explored traditional Haitian ritual and mysticism. She then followed that up with an examination of the Southern Gothic subconscious on Ask the Night. Needless to say, death has been visible in much of her music. On her latest album, Blue Dream, she looks deeply at the subject, reflecting upon a year-long meditation on death that started with a dog named Wilson and the words of Laurie Anderson.
"Just look at yesterday, and what you were doing, and how important it was, and how nonexistent it is now! How dreamlike it is! Same thing with tomorrow. So where are we living? Tibetans have unbelievably fascinating answers to that. This is what I’m studying because my dog died.” -Laurie Anderson
Australia’s GOSSLING is quietly brewing a revolution against the status quo, all powered by delicate and sophisticated vocals. There’s no swagger here, no bravado, instead GOSSLING’s music proves the irresistible power of minimalism.
“I’m interested in music that stirs emotion,” says GOSSLING’s mastermind Helen Croome, about her latest album, Harvest of Gold. The debut LP follows the critically-lauded EPs which earned Croome accolades and airtime in Australia and activated a global audience, earning GOSSLING a stellar 2014 set at South-By-Southwest and performances in the UK too.
Raised in the country town of Wodonga, Croome’s musical career began when she moved to Melbourne. Named after her grandmother, GOSSLING became her moniker. She studied music and considered becoming a soundtrack composer. “I loved writing music for horror films,” she says. “A scary movie is made more terrifying because of the music and I love those themes with the lush string lines and melodies.”
The road to Harvest of Gold was a paradoxical journey. “I decided to go away to Tasmania,” she says, “I thought that I needed to go away and be by myself, being lonely and depressed, and that would be where I could write new material. So, I went away with my laptop and keyboard, got lonely and depressed, and didn’t write anything.” When she got back to Melbourne, that’s when her creativity exploded. “Melbourne is full of musicians, artists and lots of venues. And I feed off that energy. I need to be surrounded by creative people and bands, my family and friends to feel connected.”