Just a quick note: I have been pre-empted for awhile at Scotty's Lakehouse. So no gig tonight or on 11.18. The return of "Thursday Night Football" means I can work instead on all the music that is due soon for the upcoming "A Very Phoenix Xmas #5: Re-gifted", which opens the day after Thanksgiving at - of course - the Phoenix Theatre. More on all of this later - hopefully back at Scotty's after football season! And don't forget to thank all the folks in your life who've served in the Armed Forces today .....
Our little musical, "Pure Prine: The Music Of John Prine" will hit the road for the first time later this month in a stripped-down, "theatrical concert" version debuting November 19th and 20th at the Riverrun Theatre in Madison, IN. Presented by the Cultural Continuum of Madison, and co-produced by both the Phoenix and Riverrun Theatres, the show will differ somewhat from the original Phoenix production of earlier this year - mostly in the lack of the elaborate bar set (we'll suggest the bar on a mostly-bare stage with some tables, a jukebox, etc.) Also, lovely and talented Jenni Gregory (waitress "Angel" in the show) must be pretty darn well showing her marvelous pregnancy by now, which is going to add in interesting dynamic to the various overlapping love triangles onstage.
As you may know, "Pure Prine" was conceived by Phoenix Artistic Director Bryan Fonseca, a near life-long Prine fanatic, and it tells the interwoven stories of six characters in a bar, playing and singing approximately 30 Prine classics, with no dialog - the songs tell the story. Besides myself and Jenni, the rest of the cast is: the marvelous talented couple of Tim Grimm and Jan Lucas-Grimm. Bloomington singer-songwriter Bobbie Lancaster, and Phoenix stalwart Michael Shelton.
Showtime is 7:30PM each night, and the Rivverun Theatre is at 125/127 E. Main in beautiful, downtown Madison. Click here or the title of this entry - to get your tickets now. In related news, a deal is in the works to bring "Pure Prine" for a run in Chicago early next year (it's coming right up, you know...) Stay tuned for details.
Tim Brickley is a singer/songwriter, producer/engineer, and rock/jazz vocalist and bandleader from Indianapolis, Indiana. He writes songs w/ Seattle guitarist/poet/visual artist David Rheins. They've released two albums of their material w/ band the Bleeding Hearts: "Be apart." (1995) and "Everything that ever was." (2005). Tim's home base is his full service audio and multi-media studio, Hit City Recording, where he wrangles Different Beat Records (including on-line Different Beat Radio) and fantasy, I mean "virtual" television network The Happy Channel.