John Smith: Hummingbird

Posted on Mar 21, 2019 in Premieres
John Smith: Hummingbird

JThere’s something truly special about English folk music, whether it’s the dulcet tones of Nick Drake or the gentle lilt of Sandy Denny. With ancient structures, intersecting cultures, and rugged coastlines aplenty from which to draw inspiration, the genre often leans toward the melancholic, reflecting the UK’s oft-grey skies, and stories are passed from one […]

The War and Treaty: “If It’s in Your Heart”

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 in Premieres
The War and Treaty: “If It’s in Your Heart”

There are a lot of things about being human that are hard and scary. On the inestimably long list, being vulnerable with another person is most certainly near the top. It requires immense courage to share something of yourself with another, when their response isn’t sufficiently pre-determined to be positive. Whether it’s saying “I love […]

David Huckfelt: “Still and Still Moving”

Posted on Jan 13, 2019 in Premieres
David Huckfelt: “Still and Still Moving”

The wisdom of the ages-old adage “This too shall pass” tracks back to Persian times and Sufi poets. Various tellings from a multitude of traditions recount a random Eastern monarch who wished to have a ring etched with a saying that would help him through hard times. The saying certainly accomplishes that goal, but also […]