Thanks to everyone for last night’s CD Release!

Wow … that was fun.

Despite the surprise information just before we went on stage that the venue was not serving alcohol (I know – too long to get into here & now, but I will get into it soon) a large and generous-spirited bunch of friends stayed for our set and were a wonderful audience to perform for – thank you to everyone!

My band was sublime (more on them in an upcoming post), and the beautiful and talented Andrea Koziol, Sue Patrick-Breit (both on bg vox) and Cathy Nosaty (fly-by accordion solo on “Little Bird”) sounded as great as they looked.  I couldn’t have asked for a better collection of people to share the occasion with … must do it again soon.

By all accounts in-house sound man TQ did a fabulous job, and Mary Hanson’s art was wonderful on the walls (and will be there for a few more weeks).

Unfortunately, due to the aforementioned limited beverage selection many people did not end up staying to watch the films, so here are links to the films and filmmakers for your viewing pleasure:

• “Vernacular Moments” (3:05) Brian Smith; this is a mini-doc tribute to the photography of Gaelen Kuellmer; in another style entirely, Brian’s recent short mockumentary “Chere” is gathering multiple accolades as it makes its rounds on the festival circuit

• “Far Away” (3:43) Tony Duggan-Smith/Mark Korven; a compelling single-shot video of Kate Marshall Flaherty reading her poem; Mark and Tony are both gifted creators of music and instruments, and now co-creators of film as well … keep an eye out for more of their upcoming projects.

• “Falling” (5:40) Ayelen Liberona; Ayelen’s award-winning work is gorgeous and diverse; far too many projects to list but you can — and should — see much of it at

• “Ukes for Peace” (10:16) Tony Coleman/Margaret Meagher; this film is part of the extra content on the upcoming DVD release of this year’s blockbuster documentary “Mighty Uke” (trailer), DVD to be released Sept. 28 and available for pre-order here (go ahead and order it, you’ll thank me)

• and collaborative online video project “The Johnny Cash Project“; crowd-generated frames for this animated video project … you can explore to see stills & alt. versions, or contribute some frames of your own

Please feel free to leave comments for the filmmakers on YouTube and Vimeo … I’m planning another cross-pollinating event sometime in the next couple of months and will let you know as details are confirmed.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the films!

Cheers, Lis


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