Monday, March 28, 2011

SAME RIVER TWICE: A Night of Art, Music, and Literature.
GSPOT Audio Visual Playground
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

2980 Falls Road, Baltimore.

6pm-8pm, Art Reception and Limited Edition Book Release: FREE.

8pm-11pm, Literary Reading and Music: 5 dollar suggested donation.

A book of the event’s featured artwork and original writings will be available for a donation. Locally sourced eats will also be available, prepared by local artist, activist, and chef Dane Nester, so it’s recommended you come hungry.

Conceived and curated by the Rotating History Project (Teddy Johnson and Heather Rounds), along with local writer and artist, Joseph Young, SAME RIVER TWICE is a one-night, multidisciplinary arts event exploring personal, historical, environmental, and cultural reactions and interactions with the Jones Falls watershed, the mills that sit along its banks and the people and culture that emerged as a consequence of the area’s industry and development. As part of the Baltimore Green Work's 8th annual Baltimore Green Week—a week long series of events promoting sustainability and the environment—SAME RIVER TWICE includes original, theme-specific work by 19 artists and writers, as well as traditional and old-timey musical performances by The Shapenote Sisters (with special guests Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle) and the Manly Deeds.


Lauren Boilini, Elizabeth Crisman, Eberhard Froehlich, Katie Heater, Teddy Johnson, Magnolia Laurie, Dane Nester, Christine Sajecki, Cheyenne Seeley, Dave Snead, Andy Stella, Laura Stella, Renee Tantillo, Paul Taylor, Dominic Terlizzi, Chad Tyler, Adam Void, Amanda Wren Wagstaff, Joseph Young

Linda Franklin, Heather Rounds, Adam Trice, Jennifer Wallace,
John Dermot Woods, Kate Wyer, Joseph Young


The Shapenote Sisters (with special guests Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle) are a trio of lovely ladies who enjoy drinking tea together, eating treats from far away places (and Trader Joe's) and singing. We mostly sing shapenote songs (hence our current band name) but we also enjoy some early country, old-time and other sister-style harmonies, so don't be surprised when we sing something else! Dark and haunting is our trademark, but we can make you smile, too.

The Manly Deeds plays a style of old-timey American roots music shaped as much by the landscapes of their Baltimore, Maryland, home as by the musical traditions they aspire to. Their songs reflect lives lived in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains and pulled by Chesapeake Bay tides; nestled at the top of the south and the bottom of the north. The five members, formerly known as The Middle East, use simple string and found instruments to create timeless songs that sound as comfortable plucked from a mountain porch as a city street corner. The band makes no claim to have lived all the lives they sing about, from road-weary travelers, bitter and battered sailors, to workers and lovers. In stead, they search out the common themes in our ordinary and extraordinary moments and the uncertain providence they all lead to.

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