Right now we have no shows scheduled for the general public, as we finish our second CD and entertain some private organizations, etc. etc. But we'll be back! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy what you hear on this site.
The gang is putting together a FolkRockBluesJazzFestival with other local acts. The gypsy tells us it’ll be held in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood near midtown Atlanta. “As soon as she tells us the date and times, we’ll put it on the website,” Larry says.
You may’ve read that Larry also has a “rockabilly opera” in the works. “Well…I don’t know if I like that phrase, or even the word ‘rockabilly’” he says. “I mean, isn’t that just another word for the original rock’n’roll? Who came up with it, anyway? Anyway, I always wanted to do an album’s worth of songs in the original rock’n’roll vein – you know: Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry – only written by yours truly. Why not? I know, I know, it’s been done, right? But then again, it’s going to wind up different, isn’t it? Like it does for everybody: everybody puts their own stamp on what they do, whether they know it or not. And it’s also going to mutate into something else entirely, by invention, after about twelve songs.”
So here’s the setup:
A 1950s rock’n’roll singer in search of a new sound is invited into a state-of-the-art recording studio that turns out to be a time machine. (Of course, any “real” time machine would have to be powered by music, wouldn’t it? It’s the only thing known to transcend time, or move outside time, if you can dig it.) As a result, his album (a fine record, to begin with) takes a fascinating turn, after twelve songs, toward various sounds from the future.
“How about a double record?” his producer asks. “A what?” the singer asks (being a man of few words). “Never mind,” a technician from the future says; “you can fit twice as many songs onto a much smaller disk anyway, in the year 2013.” “The year what?” the singer and producer both ask. “And actually, you don’t even need a disk. And later on…” “Later on?” the singer repeats (being better with lyrics). “Hey, let’s not get ahead of ourselves,” the producer suggests; “let’s just keep making music; we’ll worry about the medium later.”
That’s a trailer of sorts…
There’s also a third Black and White District album coming up later this year. Jeez Louise they have lots of backing tracks and jam sessions lying around – and there are always more ideas coming our way, every one of us. Right?
C’mon, man, that’s too far in the future. Money! Stardom! Layoffs! Who cares? Let’s get goin’!