Sunday, March 07, 2010
bumpHEAD at the Arts Crawl
Here are two songs from bumpHEAD, the group that I play saxophone/flute/laptop in with Slim Volumes (the redoubtable Kerry Schooley who writes and performs most of the texts due to my sloth and indolence, and because he has a way with politically engaged, deceptively complex texts that explore their relation with song forms) and my son, Ryan Barwin, who is a fantastic musician (guitar/pedal steel/dobro). I'll leave you to guess which person is which in the video. We performed at the Artword Artbar as part of Hamilton's Arts Crawl (a monthly event featuring the arts' spaces on downtown James St.) an important manifestation of what I think is part of an emerging and vital energy for our former steeltown.