Year of the Horse gallops apace:
3/1/14-3/7/14: Workshop of TBD Greek play with Blessed Unrest
4/28/14: TRUE LOVE AIN’T TOO HARD TO SEE plays Blessed Unrest's Music Mélange series
August 31, 2013 9:30pm
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie St. NYC 10002
$5 suggested donation
Emma DeCorsey, Dave Van Epp & Daniel Stampfel
TRUE LOVE AIN’T TOO HARD TO SEE is an alt-cabaret work-in-progress channeling multiple stories, voices, women, men, love, violence, the ecstasy of desperation, the abuse of the self, various means of self-defense, the primal necessity and human failure of communication, and the ultimate wisdom of experience. This innovative piece replaces the traditional cabaret piano setup with guitars, and celebrates the 70’s rock album as a universal narrative.
Emma DeCorsey is an actor and singer based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. Recent theatre credits include 400 PARTS PER MILLION (Blessed Unrest), Jedidiah Clarke’s BACK WITH FIRE II & III (Space on White and Stage Left), VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE (The Barrow Group), THE INTRUDER (Brooklyn Arts Exchange), TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN (La MaMa ETC), OKLAHOMA! (dir. Daniel Fish), ORESTES (dir. JoAnne Akalaitis). Online she recurs as the downtown architect sidekick Sydney in the webseries FIRST WORLD problem. Radio: ADJUSTED BY ADDITION (AIR at the Clocktower Gallery). As a singer, she is currently the backing vocalist for At the Moment and has performed in New York with The Western Caravan, George Gilmore, and many others. She has fronted the on-again, off-again avant-country rock band I am the Polish Army since 2005.
Dave Van Epp is an accomplished Brooklyn based guitarist. Originally a veteran of the South Florida music scene were his epic surf, rockabilly, glam band The Underbellys caught the eye and ear of the late Don Hill who signed the band to his upstart label distributed through Columbia records. After that, Dave relocated to New York where he has been a founding member of bands The Wanda Jackson 5, The Dixons, Sixgun Republic and Hired Killers Inc. Dave has also been able to return to Florida from time to time to play and record with life long friends Kat Mahoney and the Kentucky Cadillacs. Dave has performed/toured with artists including Boz Boorer (Morrisey, The Polecats), Frank Ferrer (Guns and Roses), Tim Polecat (The Polecats), Alain Whyte (Morrisey) and even performed with Steven Tyler (Aerosmith). Dave has opened for bands such as Cheap Trick, Lee Rocker (The Stray Cats), Los Straight Jackets, Yngwie Malmsteen and Mike Ness (Social Distortion) to name a few. He is a veteran of countless sessions including working with Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens and legendary Les Paul producer Robert Cutarella. Dave is currently a member of At the Moment, The Brats, Juan and the Pines and Michael T and the Vanities.
Daniel Stampfel has played in ska bands. He’s written power-pop anthems. He’s bashed through sets in a garage rock band and made glam rock songs shine. Stampfel first left a mark on the music world with The Skastafarians, who won Late Night with Conan O’Brien’s 10th Annual College Band Search. When the Skastafarians dissolved, Stampfel assembled The Inevitable Breakups in 1999. The band became beloved sons of NYC with their catchy, crunchy power-pop. In a self-fulfilling prophecy, the Inevitable Breakups broke-up in 2007. His current band, At The Moment, performs stripped-down, heartfelt pop-rock set aloft by Stampfel’s unique voice. Stampfel is also a member of Michael T and the Vanities.
Photo by Mayumi Nashida
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