My first Bushwick Book Club performance, with my new song Letters from Daisy
Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
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The New York City chapter of The Bushwick Book Club is a monthly performance event hosted by actress/musician Susan Hwang, taking place at various venues.
Artists are invited to write a song inspired by a particular work of literature, or poetry, dance, even stand-up comedy. But primarily it is about songwriting.
The March 2016 installment featured the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which won Tennessee Williams the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It took place at Superfine, in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
Letters for Daisy represents excerpts of letters written to a relative by Daisy, a household maid and one of the smallest roles in the play.
Backing vocals and instrumentation by Rob Meador, Doug Pierson and Henry Tenney.
Performed on a Martin OMC-28B Laurence Juber signature model with a duel-source B-Band pickup.
Oddly enough, I woke up that morning with the first strains of laryngitis, so a couple of times I go to voice words that do not appear or die out, and need repeated, and my range compresses considerably as the song goes on. But not a bad debut.
And now I have no voice at all. So time for the age old apple cider vinegar, lime juice and honey.