TOC Presents Myshkin Warbler & Jenny Q : TrustTogether w/The Cabin Project
A multimedia performance based on a remarkable true story
Combining material from Myshkin Warbler's new album Trust and the High Wire and Jenny Q's new book Held Together
Trust and the High Wire
Eight new compositions form a narrative of a remarkable true story, of finding and growing love though extraordinary hardship. A rich, spooky collection colored by soul/jazz and folk/rock, balancing on the fine thread between longing and trust.
Potent, approachable songs, Ms. Warblers signature pristine production, and stellar performances by a crew of local legends combine to create a record that feels like an instant classic.
The June 1st worldwide release by DoubleSalt includes CD and LP formats, Art /lyric book featuring Myshkin's original collage work illustrating each song + download code, and all digital options.
THE STORY .. Trust Together
In January of 2014, Joshua Trees beloved local herbalist, owner of the village apothecary, and music devotee, Jenny Q, fell into septic shock. During her six days in a coma and six months in the ICU, her fiancee Myshkin, having just arrived in the desert and still a stranger to Jennys life, wrote spells for songs, and helped channel the communitys potent energies toward her healing.
Four years later, Jenny has re-learned to walkand danceon prosthetic legs, and has completed Held Together, a raw and revealing book about her experience. The close-knit desert community of Joshua Tree takes center stage in this unique work, as Jenny collages her insightful writing around actual accounts and love letters from friends and family, that tell the tale from an outside perspective. Jenny Qs own writings provide a fascinating, intimate window into a range of rare experiences.
Myshkin wrote the songs on Trust and the High Wire from her own vantage on the same journey, deep in the dream: from the couples first meeting, through the treacherous high wire days, and back to dry land, forever changed. The eclectic, migratory artist found a warm welcome and a deep well of musical talent in the Mojave. With local luminaries Danny Frankel, Damian Lester, Bobby Furgo, Lucio Menegon, Kelly Corbin, Scott "Drago" Kisinger, Gar Robertson, Chris Unck, and Jenny Q. herself, and long time collaborators Sailor and Felicia Banks, she has created a lush record colored by soul, jazz, folk and rock, and defined by her heady poems and one of a kind voice.
The book and record will be released on June 1, 2018. To celebrate the good fortune of finishing both projects at the same time, Myshkin and Jenny are creating a live show that pulls the two works together on stage into one performance piece. They will be debuting the show, TRUST TOGETHER, at the launch party on June 9, presented by the Lou Harrison House Music Art & Ecology, in Joshua Tree, and touring it internationally over the next 18 months. The show is sure to be both beautiful and irresistibly affecting: rich with hard won truths and humor, and resonant with courage.
The Cabin Project
The Cabin Project, made up of four Portland-based women, is an indie rock band whose sound stems from haunting choruses, two-part harmonies, pedals, synths and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Warpaint and Bon Iver.
Born in an attic "cabin" studio lined with Douglas Fir, the band started as a project of Katie Sawicki, a former-folksinger from Brooklyn who became inspired by electric guitars, keys, synthesizers, and balancing all three onstage.
After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Sawicki sought out musicians to collaborate with, leading her to musical partner Zanny Geffel, an orchestral drummer, rooted in jazz and percussion, with a preponderance for poetry and onstage mayhem. Rebekah Hanson (collaborator on both Sine EP and Unfolded), Jean Mastaler and Kelly Clifton create the bands strings and bass section.
The Cabin Project released their second album, Heliotrope, in October of 2012. The album came together after passing demos back and forth between coasts and collaborating with a variety of talented musicians from all over the country. The Cabin Project has worked hard to build the community of influences and collaborations that surround Heliotrope, and what results is a culminated sound that chimes earnest, reverent, and full of warmth. Sine EP was the first collaborative effort of all three musicians in the group.
Unfolded, the bands most recent album released in June of 2016, is self-described as, an album about despair, loss, hope, freedom, heartache, justice and love. We hope that our listeners will connect with the words and feelings of this record and believe that it is catharsis for all who have felt these universal feelings within their own journeys through life."
The Cabin Project is working on a new full length entitled "How It All Went Down" to be released in late 2018.
The Old Church Concert Hall (View)
1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
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