Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Some Crazy Magic: Meeting Harry Smith

My New animation based around a story told to me by John Cohen when I interviewed him with Greg Vandy. From wikipedia: Harry Everett Smith (May 29 , 1923, Portland, Oregon – November 27, 1991, New York City) was an American archivist, ethnomusicologist, student of anthropology, record collector, experimental filmmaker, artist, bohemian and mystic. People who know his work as a filmmaker are often unfamiliar with his 1952 Anthology of American Folk Music, while folk music enthusiasts often do not know he was acclaimed as being "the greatest living magician" according to filmmaker, Kenneth Anger.

Friday, November 25, 2011

New Animation screening tonight at The Tribute to Harry Smith Show

Come on Down tot he Columbia City Theater at 8:00 pm. I will also be playing some music with my Cousin Kevin Murphy. Get tickets here in advance.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm Gonna be on the Radio Tonight!

So Listen in to KEXP 90.3 at 7:30 and you'll hear me playing banjo and guitar with my cousin Kevin Murphy of the Moondoggies! We will be co hosting the second half of the show (The Roadhouse) with Greg and playing tunes from the Anthology of American Folk Music. All in honor of the great Harry Smith. In addition to that, Friday night we will also be playing at the Harry Smith Tribute concert at Columbia City Theater where I will also be screening my newest animation pertaining to Harry. Get advance tickets here.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Strange Americans, my new book

70 pages. First edition is only 40 books. Each copy is signed and numbered by me. 20 bucks each. I will be selling them at Short Run this Saturday at the Vera Project at Seattle Center. Photo by Amanda Moore.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Framed Pictures made on Halloween

All of these pictures were done on Halloween night. Thanks to my Godmother Diane for giving me the book with all these empty frames in it.