Two 2017 Compilations

I am happy to be a part of two compilations this year:

The first, "Notes from Sub-Underground," is a compilation of music and sound made from over 50 artists. ALL proceeds are being donated to the ACLU. Find it here.

The second is Aquabear Legion's All-Ohio Vinyl Compilation, featuring 23 bands. Find it here!

Creative Capital 2016 Retreat

Photos by Hasan Elahi

Photos by Hasan Elahi

I had the pleasure of attending and talking at the Creative Capital retreat at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York this past weekend. I shared excerpts and context for my current project, "Shawnee Ohio." There were so many inspiring artists, presenters, and others working in the arts. It is such an honor to be among them!

Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council

I'm thrilled to receive a 2016 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council! This is an award based on previous work; in this case it was for the albums The Star-Faced One (2013, Atavistic) and Rawhead & Bloodybones (2015, Dust-to-Digital).

The award money will support the costs of my current project, Shawnee, Ohio (2016, Dust-to-Digtal). Shawnee, Ohio will premiere this fall at the Wexner Center for the Arts on October 27 and 28, 2016. The money will also support a live performance at the Tecumseh Theater in Shawnee on October 29, 2016, a performance meant to help the theater and draw attention to the town and the Little Cities of Black Diamonds region. It is great to apply these funds to a project that reflects on the lives and stories of people who live in southeastern Ohio, and also addresses the long history of mining and gas extraction, booms and busts, and environmental degradation and recovery--issues that are still relevant today.