After sold out shows at Fresh Ground Pepper's PlayGround Festival and Ars Nova's ANT Fest, the youthful powerhouse ensemble of Folk Wandering returns to the New York stage for a special concert performance at Joe's Pub. Tales from tenement Manhattan, Depression-era Utah, and rural 1950s Indiana are woven together in this wistful new folk musical.
Folk Wandering began its unique journey a few years ago when up-and-coming playwright Jaclyn Backhaus paired up with a trusted collaborator, director Andrew Neisler, to develop a musical that combined some of Backhaus' stories from various points in American history. Folk Wandering In Concert at Joe's Pub will feature a sweeping folk-rock score written collaboratively and developed over the past few years by an ensemble of New York's emerging singer/songwriters, under the leadership of Backhaus, Neisler and indie composer and arranger Mike Brun.
Folk Wandering is a celebration of the untold grief that moves us forward, giving a voice to the inherent truth that America was originally founded on the dream of treading new ground.
On January 9th, Folk Wandering will present a concert performance at Joe's Pub at 9:30PM. Tickets are $12. For ticket information visit www.joespub.com
FOLK WANDERING features book and lyrics by Jaclyn Backhaus (The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA!) with lead music composition and additional lyrics by Mike Brun (Mike Brun's Caravan)
Featuring a cast of young, singer/songwriters and performers including Jessie Barr (A Separate Peace), Andrew R. Butler (Obskene), Matt Carr, Alex Fast (Awesome 80's Prom), Roe Hartrampf (Unnatural Acts), Lena Hudson, Jo Lampert (Marie Antoinette, The Last Goodbye), Preston Martin (P.S. Jones and the Frozen City, Far From Heaven), Shaina K. Taub (The Daughters), Annie Tippe, and Nicole Weiss.
Directed by Andrew Neisler (Political Subversities, Bebe Zahara Benet's Creature). With Music Direction by Joel Esher and additional orchestrations by Blake Allen. Assistant Direction by Max Freedman.