Monday, December 15, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Live from The Agora Borealis I: improv

Lane Bayliss and I (Michael Futreal) recently played at The Agora Borealis, a wonderful art shop here in Shreveport.

Here's a clip of an improvisation on a pentatonic bamboo flute I recently built:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Twang Launches Space Tourism Board with New Music

The ESA comet landing got me excited this week, so I put in a little time in the Twang music and animation laboratory. Since Space is the Place, our spiritual mentor Sun Ra put in a special appearance.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Busy October and November -- Lots of Twang Shows

There are a lot of opportunities coming up to catch us around Shreveport:

8-10pm Twang Darkly does Martian Archeology and more live on air on Red River Radio.
noon we'll be doing a short 2-3 song set as part of the Louisiana Music Prize local showcase
5:30-8:30pm Twang Darkly at free Bossier Art Council art reception at Shreveport Landers Fiat, 1330 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport
5-8pm Michael and Lane at Provenance Community, Windrush Park, 1968 Bridgewater Ave, Shreveport for free reception showcasing photography of Dick Goodall
7:30-8:30pm Twang Darkly presents free Martian Archeology multimedia concert with live music and original films at Hamilton-South Caddo Branch Library, 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport
3-5pm Twang Darkly at The Agora Borealis 421 Lake St, Shreveport — live drawing game between Robert Trudeau & Mart Burt
4-7pm Twang Darkly at Fete on the Farm (tickets) — great food and drink!
canceled Twang Darkly at Rhino Coffee, 721 Southfield Rd, Shreveport, LA
9am-noon Twang Darkly at Shreveport Farmers' Market. Free, though you'll probably want to buy some veggies! And CDs!
4:15-5pm Twang Darkly at Highland Jazz and Blues Festival, Gazebo Stage, Columbia Park in Historic Highland, 600 Columbia Street, Shreveport

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Twang Darkly Selected for Louisiana Music Prize Showcase

Twang Darkly is among five bands recognized as local Shreveport-Bossier stand-outs for a showcase at the Red River Revel this year on October 4.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Martian Archaeology Films; review of the live show

At the debut concerts for our 2014 album Martian Archaeology, we performed the music live in front of 12 short films made for the events. Here's a glimpse of a handful of these films.

Our area newspaper, The Shreveport Times, published a glowing review of our live Martian Archaeology show by visiting San Diego art critic Anne Marie Welsh.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New album available: Martian Archaeology

Inspired by Sun Ra, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, and many others, our new album Martian Archaeology is tone poetry for the mystical, timeworn Mars of Old conjured by Earthlings of imagination.

The Martian Archaeology project was supported by a generous "New Work" grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Martian Archaeology release and debut concert!

We'll be performing our new album, Martian Archaeology, live from start to finish at our SRAC/UNscene sponsored concert on July 26.

Martian Archaeology presented by Twang Darkly and UNscene
July 26, 8pm
Engine Room of the Central Artstation
801 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA
Show is FREE. Copies of new CD will be available for $10.

Inspired by Sun Ra, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, and many others, Martian Archaeology is tone poetry for the mystical, timeworn Mars of Old conjured by Earthlings of imagination. To celebrate the album's release, we'll be performing the entire collection live on our assortment of handmade dulcimers, gourds, bamboo flutes. guitars, harmonicas, upright bass, and drums. The performance will be accompanied by projected imagery recovered from secret missions to the Red Planet.

See the Facebook Event

Monday, July 14, 2014

"After the Canals" -- dulcimer and harmonica music from Mars

Here are the recording sessions for another new one from Martian Archaeology. We'll be performing the entire album live on July 26 at 8pm at the Artstation, 801 Crockett Street, Shreveport, LA