On August 17, 2014, Katharine Key will be joining the Lost Civilizations experimental music project/Duo Exchange and Utenzil in the Indie Adams Morgan (http://www.indieadamsmorgan.com/) series at the Black Squirrel (http://www.blacksquirreldc.com/).
Katharine Key: Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, and Alanis Morissette walk into your living room, morph into one, and pick up a guitar. That’s Katharine Key. Soulful, quirky, and smart with an angelic voice, she’ll charm your socks off with her bleeding heart ballads and spunky acoustic pop. The piercing clarity of her lyrics will have you saying, “That song is about me.” Whether jet-setting around Africa for work or chilling in her home DC, Katharine seeks to connect with audiences through meaningful music. Her second album “what the fire is,” released in 2013, explores themes of heartbreak, despair, and renewal through a spiritual lens that’s raw and intimate. To make up for her seeming inability to write happy songs, she balances out her original work with acoustic covers of cheesy 80s New Wave, with innovative arrangements. Find her online at http://www.justkat.com and http://www.facebook.com/katkeymusic.
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/; http://goo.gl/WfSs5) is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello, baritone sax and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello and misc. instruments). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Amanda Huron (percussion); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Nate Scheible (percussion), Mark Pry (drums), Larry Gomez (percussion), Patrick Whitehead (horns) and Emily Chimiak (violin). Mark Pry will be sitting-in on August 17.
On August 17, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project’s set will be shared with the “Duo Exchange” poetry project, which consists of Rod Smith and Dan Gutstein.
Rod Smith is the author of Deed, and several other collections of poetry, and is the publisher of Edge Books. He has taught at a number of colleges and was visiting writer at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2010. He is editing, along with two other writers, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley. For more on Rod Smith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Smith_%28poet%29
Dan Gutstein is the author of two collections, non/fiction, and Bloodcoal & Honey, and his writing has appeared in 75 journals and anthologies. He has taught at a number of colleges and organizations, including George Washington University and the Smithsonian. For more on Dan Gutstein: http://dangutstein.blogspot.com/
Utenzil (http://www.utenzil.com/) is the solo project of Michael McMorris, which brings together fitful decades of musical experience/experiments plus software, laptops, mixer and instruments which include various controllers, a DIY double neck midi guitar, live guitar and voice.
This event is no cover/no minimum and all ages.
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org; updates will be posted at http://august-17-at-the-black-squirrel.tumblr.com/ .