All Recipes Are Home Potluck 1.0
There was no Purdies Jello (aka Kale) but we still had a lovely time meeting with some of the folks from Working Group Theatre, who we are collaborating with to create a new play featuring our music. All Recipes Are Home is about family, food, farms and our music will be woven throughout. Playwright Sean Lewis described how he's been listening to our first two records and the rough cuts of new songs as he develops the story line. It's an incredible honor to be asked to create new music for this project and it only seemed fitting that we kick it off with a family style meal. After our laughter filled dinner, where we all told stories of food, family and farms, Working Group Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Jennifer Fawcett and actress Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers sat down with Sean on the couch and we played a casual concert of our new songs for them.
Watching the brains of Working Group Theatre react to our new music, talk about how it could fit into or even change the music was an interesting process. All Recipes Are Home is changing how we think of this project, what we think of as the possibilities for our music and is inspiring us all as we work together. #iowaarts #iacgrantee