Sunday, November 9th 7:00 p.m.
Noche de los Muertos:
Songs of Death, the Night, and Other Grand Finales
"All things must pass". "This is the end, my friend". "La commedia e finite". A great philosopher once said, "It ain't over 'til it's over". Another, "There's always next summer". Despite the undying optimism of baseball, there must however come a time when we bang the drum slowly. But is death, like the night, a precursor to a new dawn, or a curtain that never rises? Whatever the case, we must deal with this mystery, and how better than with song? So, bring us your dirges, your funeral marches, your hymns to the night and beyond. It's time to whistle through the graveyard with HOOT!
Joe Christiano & Theresa Kelly
First Person Singular complements its regular series with a monthly, musical open mic based on a theme. A new take on the traditional hootenanny, HOOT! delves into the entirety of popular song - our modern folk inheritance - in programs that highlight our perennial concerns: love, cars, money, summer, and pitching wang dang doodles. We'll celebrate the singular songbooks of select artists, and create living mix-tapes out of myriad sub-genres. Ready for new experiment in collective performance? Then sign up below and get in on the act!
It'll be a HOOT!
St. Alban's Parish Hall
1501 Washington Ave.
Albany , CA
- Cover songs only! (And covering your Aunt Tillie doesn't count).*
- One song per performer. (You may provide unlimited support to other performers).
- Quick set-up. Small amps are okay, but HOOT! is essentially unplugged.
- A piano will be available. Apart from that, bring your own banjo.
- No "sing and scram." Every performer deserves an audience, and HOOT! is designed to be a group effort.
- You may perform solo, duo, small group, a capella, instrumental - however you see fit.
- $5 (or what you can afford) in the hat for all attendees - performing and non.
* Original songs are occasionally permitted, but must be credited in performance to Paul Anka.
Come for the show, or sign up to sing!
Art by Jen Oaks