Ron Whitehead and The Glass Eye Ensemble featuring Sheri Streeter, with a special appearance by Lina Sanz
a Howard and Nancy Bruner Wilson & sonaBLAST! Records release
Friday, March 1, 2019
at 6-11 pm
with Live Performance at 8 pm
at Tim Faulkner Gallery
991 Logan Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-389-0347
THE DANCE is seductively brilliant, with 10 new recordings, 5 videos with an art and photography installation by world renowned poet Ron Whitehead in collaboration with The Glass Eye Ensemble featuring Sheri Streeter. The Glass Eye Ensemble includes composer, musician, and theatre artist Gabriel Walker; Cuban filmmaker, photographer, and painter Yunier Ramirez; filmmaker, photographer, and foley artist Tammy Richardson; and portrait painter and animator Purion Parker. The project features singer-songwriter Sheri Streeter.
She left Kentucky, departing for the American southwest. She took with her more than the $23 and the ‘46 Dodge pickup he gifted her. In the aftermath, he abandons his bereft life and heads to the New Mexico desert – uncertain if it’s to lose himself, find himself, or kill himself. What he finds there shatters his reality. Nothing will ever be the same.
THE DANCE is a mythic exploration of one woman’s and one man’s journey to recover, to discover their souls—the hero’s journey every seeker must take… if we can find the courage… and if we can survive the journey.
My buddies at Prayer Line invited me to be an extra in their new video for their single “A Martyr’s Death,” an ode to the 1975 horror movie Wicker Man (I’m the bunny in blue). It was a lot of fun and a lot of work, but director Mike Thompson and his crew as well as actress Julie Streble did an amazing job. Check it out!
As the rate of hate crimes continue to increase in the U.S. and a political movement towards homogeny swells, my heart was broken thinking about the prospect of losing those you love most—or yourself becoming a target—as I watched footage from last year’s Charlottesville “Unite The Right” rally in which a white supremacist drove a car into a crowd of people of color and anti-racist activists, murdering Heather Heyer.
On Friday, August 17th, I’m digitally releasing a song called “Love in the Time of Hate” that was inspired by the white supremacist attack on anti-racist protesters at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, killing activist Heather Heyer last year.
The track is a collaboration with producer/sound designer Gabriel Walker.
It’ll be available on all your favorite and least favorite streaming and download sites (Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music/iTunes, Bandcamp, etc).