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Spring Motherlodge in Louisville KY – March 27th -30th

February 4th, 2014 No comments

Lady Rizo’s “Peekaboo” (2 shows 3/28 & 3/30) at The Rudyard Kipling


NYC chanteuse and Grammy winner Lady Rizo has been with us since the Lodge first opened in 2009. Now, after sold out seasons in London, Edinburgh and Sydney where in addition to her own run of shows she was a featured guest of Amanda Palmer, Lady Rizo is, by our humble account, too big for Motherlodge, which is why we are overjoyed to present TWO PERFORMANCES of Lady Rizo “Peekaboo” Live at The Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange. Lady Rizo will perform at The Rudyard Kipling on Friday March 28 and Sunday March 30, in support of her newly released album “Violet”, accompanied by musical collaborator Yair Evnine and a band of Louisville hot n’ heavies. You do not want to miss this show!

BUY TICKETS NOW! Friday March 28 11pm & Sunday March 30 7:30pm


“Mark my words: This woman is about to take over the entire world”
- Neil Simpson, Huffington Post (UK)

“SENSATIONAL… A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ‘n’ roll”

The New York Times

“kooky, sexy, brilliant” ★★★★

The Scotsman

“If you only see one cabaret show this year, see Lady Rizo.” ★★★★★

TimeOut London

“Hold onto your socks or Lady Rizo will knock them off.”
- London Evening Standard

King Kong’s “Me Hungry” 3/27 at Headliner’s Music Hall

King Kong’s 1995 album was Ethan Bucker’s “masterpiece opus”, an Aristotelian tragedy about a Caveman who falls in love with a Yak. With Buckler assuming the voice of the Neanderthal, King Kong tell the tale with bass-heavy beats, swirling groove organ and Amy Greenwood singing the role of a melodic Greek chorus. This performance of the “Me Hungry” album will feature the mid-90′s King Kong lineup of Buckler, Willie MacLean on bass, Ray Rizzo on drums, Todd Hildreth on organ and Amy Greenwood on vocals.

Tyrone Cotton’s Langston Hughes Project (working title – a ML new work) 3/28 at The Rudyard Kipling





Anyone who has heard him sing knows that Tyrone Cotton carries within him the voice of true folk blues. Cotton writes his songs and picks his covers with the attention of a prayerful student, avoiding cliches of tradition as he lives up to the musicians who inspired him to first play guitar and later sing songs. Like Lady Rizo, Tyrone has been joining us since 2009 for Motherlodges in Louisville and New York City, and this year we are thrilled to develop with him and his collaborators The Langston Hughes Project, which will be a multidisciplinary performance based upon the life and writings of the great American writer and activist Langston Hughes.

The Humana Festival Saturday Soiree 2/29 on The Belle Of Louisville

hosted by Lady Rizo and Laura Ellis

this year we co-present with Actor’s Theatre of Louisville the Humana Festival’s Soiree on the historic Belle of Louisville riverboat, with performances by Twin Limb, The Slow Charleston, and appearances by Humana Festival and Motherlodge performers.

Kyle James Hauser’s Record Release “You A THOUSAND Times” 3/28 at The Rudyard Kipling

Kyle James Hauser is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and singer based in Louisville, KY. He was born in Alexandria, Virginia on March 14, 1985. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting and performs what American Songwriterdescribed as, “neo-folk” on banjo, guitar and voice.

Hauser began performing his original songs in 2011 and that year was a finalist at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s troubadour contest as well as The Rocky Mountain Folk Festival and made showcase performances at CMJ and The Toronto International Film Festival.

In January, 2012 he released his debut album “Oh Oh” on sonaBLAST! Records with a lineup including cellist Ben Sollee, guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet), producer Jayme Stone, and Grammy winning mastering engineer David Glasser. Songs from “Oh, Oh” have been featured on MTV’s series 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom and in the feature films YERT2nd Serve, and A Strange Brand of Happy. Hauser has since toured extensively, including a showcase at SXSW and opening performances for Brett Dennen, Mayer Hawthorne, The Head and The Heart and John Hiatt.

Jean Ann Douglass’ Louisville Maps Project (working title – a ML new work)

Jean Ann Douglass is an inter-disciplinary performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates playful interactive experiences that are infused with theatricality, incorporating a seamless blend of craft and high technology. In her words, “I’d like to work on a mapping piece that shows off Louisville through a few different lenses. I’ve done some projects that are more on the performance art/installation spectrum of things that have a lot to do with mapping communities, showing how individual experience creates our ‘real’ maps, that use to navigate a place, more than google maps. So this piece will revolve around trying to make these internal maps of community members into an external document of the city.”

The Artist’s Response, a Long Table performance time/date tba

(see The Long Table in Menu Bar)

More artists to be announced in the coming weeks and a full schedule for Spring Motherlodge will be posted in early March

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