Wednesday, December 02, 2009

SShhhhhh... Preparing For The Rub Wrongways Caravan Library Show

We had an interesting practice last night. The Rub Wrongways Caravan was in the studio preparing for our Sssshhhhhh Show at Forbes Library next Wednesday. We added six songs to the Caravan catalog including a brand new School for the Dead song.

This concert is going to be an adventure for us. The room is wooden and historic and we have to be very quiet because, well, because it's in a library. It's in a library and the library will be open. People in other rooms will be reading and doing whatever it is that people do in libraries. Sucking on cough drops? Browsing the stacks? Eying each other suspiciously?

We will not be entirely acoustic and we will have a tiny PA set up but the volume will be way way down. Last night we played around with arrangements of these songs to see how they felt at low volumes. Here are some of the instruments that we plan on playing at the show:
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Electric guitar
  • Pedal steel guitar
  • Wurlitzer Electric Piano
  • Pared down drum set
  • Banjo
  • Glackenspiel
  • Electric bass
  • Harmonica
  • Melodica
  • Various percussion instruments

We'll be playing songs by School for the Dead, The Fawns, Sitting Next To Brian, Bourgeois Heroes, and the Salvation Alley String Band. The show is set on shuffle. You never know which band you will get, who will sing, who will play what.

I hope you can make it. It's totally FREE and it's from 7:00 to 8:00, so it's nice and early on a weekday. It's all-ages. It's going to be a strange event and I think we'll need your help to make it a magical evening.

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