Artists – March 21st & 24th-26th
Artists participating in Spring Motherlodge Louisville
March 21st and March 24-26 at The Rudyard Kipling
and Monkey Wrench
Motherlodge’s opening night will be the scene for playwright/writer Craig Wright to
stretch his less-frequently used music muscles for a set of his songs accompanied by
some of Louisville’s finest musicians. An American playwright, emmy-nominated
television writer and musician Craig has written numerous plays including Mistakes
Were Made (recently staged in New York and Chicago with Michael Shannon) and The
Pavilion, which had one of its first productions at Actors Theatre Of Louisville. Craig
was a writer, story editor, and producer for the HBO show Six Feet Under, wrote for
the 2nd season of Lost, and created the ABC show Dirty Sexy Money, for which he was
head writer and executive producer. Craig’s band Kangaroo has released three albums,
Phantom, Skyscraper Spaceship, and Songs (French).
Date: March 21st
Bunny Day and The Mercy Buckets Louisville KY
Accordion, Banjo, and things you hit are the order of business with Bunny Day and The
Mercy Buckets. The formation of Lacey Guthrie (Vocals/Accordion), Amy Lee (Vocals/
Banjo/Guitar) and Michael McCollum (Percussion) as BD&MB was one of the many
high notes in the much lamented Skull Alley scene. BD&MB’s vivacious performances
literally demand you have a frothy mug of something nice to swig as you take them in.
Date: March 26
Jamie Effros, Producing Director and Sherri Kronfeld, Artistic Director
Nothing to Hide
a night of extreme confessions
one-act plays by: Bekah Brunstetter, Jason Grote, Joel Horwood (UK) and Eric Meyer
New York’s Superwolf creates theater that happens in the unlikeliest of places – rock
clubs, offices – for Spring Motherlodge, the group comes to the Rudyard Kipling to
collaborate with local bands for Nothing To Hide one-act plays involving rock and roll
and extreme confessions written by Bekah Brunstetter, Jason Grote, Joel Horwood
(UK) and Eric Meyer. Featuring: Kate Benson, Jamie Effros, Evan Enderle, and Sherri
Dates: March 25, 26, and 27.
Stand, Holy Diver!
Continuing the live album experiments from Fall Motherlodge, Mateo Barnett (Vampire
Squid) Ray Rizzo, Roadie (Arnett Hollow, The Slow Charleston), and Skinny Dennison
curate a concert that will feature local and visiting artists performing the music of Dio’s
Holy Diver and Sly and The Family Stone’s Stand! albums.
Dates March 25, 26
Lady Rizo NYC
New York City’s slapstick chanteuse Lady Rizo returns for her third Motherlodge
Louisville!!! For Motherlodge’s opening night, Lady Rizo will perform her mix of sexy
song and schtick and share the stage with some Louisville friends including Tyrone
Cotton and Graciela Perrone. Lady Rizo currently has a monthly residency at Joe’s Pub
in New York and a house gig at the Darby on 14th Street where she eats olives out of Jay-
Z’s martini glass. Lady Rizo is the alter ego for singer and performance artist Amelia
Zirin-Brown who won a Grammy in 2010 for her work with Yo Yo Ma, and who is
featured on Moby’s most recent recordings.
Date: March 21
Adam Rapp NYC
Author, playwright, screenwriter, director and musician Adam Rapp has been part of
every Motherlodge. This month, Adam is in Louisville directing the premiere of his
new play “The Edge Of Our Bodies” for the Humana Festival, featuring the music of
Christian Frederickson (of Rachels). Motherlodge and Humana Fest are co-presenting
events during Humana’s locals weekend on March 11 and 12, and during that weekend,
Rapp will be hosting a reading and allowing our audience access to an open rehearsal for
his play. He’ll also be strapping on a guitar on Monday March 21st to join Lady Rizo and
Craig Wright for a night of good jamming.
Date: March 11. 12, and 21
The Slow Charleston Louisville
Louisville has been a hotbed for the synthesis of bluegrass with, well, everything else.
Members of The Slow Charleston come from genre bending pickers clubs Fire The
Saddle and Arnett Hollow and continue to explore new ways to grow the ‘grass.
Graciela Perrone Louisville
Graciela Perrone is a painter, singer, video artist and flamenco dancer originally from
Montevideo, Uruguay. One of Louisville’s most vibrant live-art makers, Graciella has
performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony and, representing
her country, at the Consulate of Uruguay in Chicago. She is an enthusiast of local artists
and musicians, running the Graciela Perrone Art Gallery on Frankfort Avenue. For
Motherlodge, Graciella will perform excerpts from her multi-medium work “Sketches of
the Alhambra” and show some of her art in our Pop Up Gallery at The Rudyard Kipling
March 24 to www.gracielaperrone.com
Rebecca Hart NYC
Songwriter, singer, performer, actress and producer Rebecca Hart is a regular sell-out
at NYC’s Joe’s Pub with her band The Sexy Children. She was recently in Louisville
for Actor’s Theatre’s show Rock and Roll: The Reunion Tour, and returns this month in
Anne Washburn’s play The Devil At Noon premiering at The Humana Festival. She’ll be
jumping in on the Motherlodge shows for Humana’s local’s weekend on March 11 and
12. On March 26th at midnight, she’ll perform a song cycle from her musical-in-progress
Dates: March 11,12, and 26
Night Court (Matthew Stadelman and Jim Tozzi) NYC
Actor/musician Matthew Stadelman has worked with Jonathan Demme, Ricky Gervais,
and Gibby Haynes. Matthew is in Louisville this month for the Humana Festival,
performing in Anne Washburn’s The Devil At Noon. Matthew is one half of Night
Court, a power duo with artist, director, and animator Jim Tozzi. Aside from rocking
the bass guitar, Jim has directed videos for Moby and Mercury Rev, and was one of the
creative minds behind the underground MTV show Wondershowzen. He also co-created
and produced Xavier: Renegade Angel, currently on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
Date: March 26
Teresa Koester Mills Louisville
Louisville artist Teresa Koester Mills has helped to create many alternative spaces
in Louisville for artists to gather and share their works. Teresa teaches at the Art
Department of Bellarmine University in Louisville Last Fall, Teresa curated a Pop Up
Gallery for the Fall Motherlodge weekend in Louisville. She will organize another Pop
Up Gallery at The Rudyard Kipling for the Motherlodge shows March 24 25 and 26.
(Opening on Thursday March 24th).
Dates: March 24-27th
Michael Arthur NYC
(The Barber and The Farmer by Ethan Lipton)
We are very excited to have as part of our Spring Motherlodge The Barber and The
Farmer, a play for computer written by Ethan Lipton. TBATF is a tragicomic tale about
possessing property and people which is voiced by computer and illustrated live by artist
Michael Arthur. Michael has toured extensively as a member of the Brooklyn folk-rock
art collective Balthrop, Alabama, projecting his live drawing as they play in concert. He
is known to many New Yorkers as the archival artist for Joe’s Pub and recently drew the
artwork for Josh Ritter’s new animated video Galahad. Michael’s work has been featured
in The New York Times, on line at Vanity Fair, The Sondheim Review, Brooklyn Vegan,
Music Is Art and numerous artist websites. www.michaeldarthur.com
Dates: March 25, 26, 27
Tyrone Cotton Louisville
Singer and guitarist Tyrone Cotton is still a secret to far too many people in Louisville.
His folk blues songs and arresting voice have moved audiences from Kentucky to New
York to Japan. It’s not a Motherlodge until Tyrone sings, and on March 21st he’ll be
joining Lady Rizo for our opening night. www.tyronecotton.com
Blue Ribbon Healers Florida
The Blue Ribbon Healers’ brand of saloon-style old-time jazz includes a powerful mix
of originals and standards cultivated from the endless pages of the Americana songbook.
Finely tuned harmonies and ripping solos distinguish Rob and Cindy’s well-cared-for
sound, but if they are defined by anything, it is their desire to spread good times as
rampantly as…well, you can draw your own dirty analogy.
Three Fifty Duo NYC
Threefifty Duo has been described as a “classical guitar duo with a rock edge”.
Musicians Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick seamlessly weave their contemporary
rock sensibilities into the rich fabric of classical guitar. Formed in the halls of The Yale
School of Music, taught by renowned classical guitarist Benjamin Verdery, and molded
by the multi-faceted music scene of their hometown New York City, Threefifty Duo has
gone on to play in a diverse array of respected venues and festivals, such as The 92nd
Street Y, Southpaw, Pianos, The New York Guitar Festival, The Monkey, Bennington
College, Sarajevo’s Dom Armije, Genghis Cohen, Connecticut Guitar Society, and
California State University at Long Beach, where choreography was set to their music.
Xylos Brooklyn, NYC
The Brooklyn Electro-pop outfit Xylos have drawn comparisons to the Cocteau Twins
and The Eurythmics. Infectious energy drives every Xylos live set and the music on their
debut album, due out in early April. Hear songs aplenty at