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.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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
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
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
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
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Another new one from our 2014 album Martian Archaeology!
This quirky modal tune is in Lydian sharp 2nd mode, sometimes referred to as Hungarian Major II.
Friday, June 20, 2014
An original piece for my gourd chromatic dulcimer, featuring some outstanding percussion from Twang's new drummer, Lane Bayliss. This is a recording for our 2014 album Martian Archaeology.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Here's the recording session for one from the 2014 album, Martian Archaeology.
The flute here is an interesting pentatonic creature voiced with a I III IV V bVII scale -- mixolydian pentatonic ( or mixotonic, I like to call it). It was built by flute-maker extraordinaire David Smith (DAS).
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Friday night, May 30, 2014 from 10pm-1am, Twang will be at Chicky's Boom Boom Room at 205 Texas St., Shreveport.
Then, Saturday evening, May 31, 2014 from 7pm-9:30ish, we will be at the "Calanthean Canyon," a one-of-a-kind venue down at 1001 Texas Ave, within the Shreveport Commons. If it is raining on Saturday evening, or it's too wet from all the rain, we'll perform at the Engine Room of the Central ARTSTATION at 801 Crockett Street, Shreveport (a few blocks away).
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Here's a tune we build from an improvisation Joel and I did in the Niaventi mode:
This one is part of our 2014 album Martian Archaeology.