Mon, Nov 19, 2012
Stephanie Rearick Jr. album and tour coming 2013
Sorry it's been so long, I actually forgot I could blog on here. Have been blogging more about work at http://blog.timeftw.org - check it out if you'd like to read more about the work I do on helping create a cooperative economy that works for us rather than the other way around.
And now that work is easing up a bit I can turn my attention to music!
In January I'll record a full-length Stephanie Rearick Jr. album (or whatever the kids are calling it these days). Working title "Free-for-All". Just finished up writing on the last song, debuted the album-to-be in its entirety at a show at Mother Fool's. I like it! I hope you do too. I'm thinking about re-releasing Up the Wall with it as a bit of a double album. They've ended up being of a piece and I like the idea of Stephanie Rearick regular and Jr. together. So we'll see.
In other news, I have an awesome new backup band, the SRS. We'll probably go by Stephanie Rearick and the SRS. (only it looks a little different when written properly, see attached photo ;) This band is Lorrie Hurckes, my fabulous Ladyscissors bandmate, Marina Kelly, artist, performer, dancer, videographer etc. and Kristin Forde, dancer, singer, artist. They sing, dance a bit (with more to come, we've only practiced 4 times so far!), play drums, some other instruments as needed, look great and add a lot. I'm excited! They'll join me on select shows in select cities. Very nice.
And Ladyscissors is booking some nice shows - December 15 at the Crystal Corner with Brown Derby and Jan. 19 at Mickey's with Sexy Ester. For those who haven't been around we've added a bass player, Anne Bull. We hope to record this winter too!
What else? Playing drums and singing with Dry Nurse, a duo with Jon Hain (Coma Savants et al) on electric guitar.
And most exciting, planning to tour over the summer! If all goes well I'll need to go to Europe for June, then out west for August, going east either July or September depending on how everything else shakes out. I plan to do music and continue working on helping set up a training and peer support infrastructure for timebanks and other cooperative enterprises, plus doing speaking engagments, trainings and conferences on related topics. Let me know if you have suggestions for places to go, people to connect with, things to do.
Thanks for reading,
ps by the way, there are some videos posted of me playing some of the Jr. material that I plan to record. 3 songs can be accessed from here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDtXc-4fjgCrkrrfYKaJx811zlNFYKAKz