I just got word that a Jenny Scheinman project has been announced for onsale at Stanford Live Arts, for January, 2022. It’s called “Kannapolis” and is a performance piece that combines live performance of written and improv music in reaction to a set of archival footage from North Caorlina 100 years ago called “Kannapolis”. I think, from the video that promotes the event, that the show might include Jenny Scheinman on violin and voice, Rob Gjersoe on guitar and Robbie Fulks on banjo. I saw the trio play their own songs or Robbie’s music at Chicago and Springfield, IL in summer, 2009. Jenny was scheduled as part of a project with Allison Miller to play Mitchell Park Community Center El Palo Alto room in March, 2020 — it was the first of 10 events cancelled due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile I am happy to announce a bit cheekily a collaboaration that is slightly hypothetical that would include the meeting of Jack Tuttle, renowned music teacher and family band leader and Aleta Hayes of Stanford. Aleta, Terry, Steve, Aleta’s mother and I all caught Sullivan Tuttle, Jack’s son, with AJ Lee Blue Summit at the Amaranta Gallery a house concert that is not really a house its a chapel last week. Jack will be giving Aleta some fiddle lessons, and I am predicting that, at least here in the parallel universe Plastic Alto that they will record or perform together some day soon. Aleta is mostly known for dance, singing, drama and teaching – -she was recently named a Senior Lecturer in Dance at the presitigeous Stanford University – but she also plays or played or will play the fiddle.
The collaborator for Jenny’s piece, Finn Taylor has made a couple indie films I’ve seen and I think, not to gossip, that he once dated Noe Venable. Who made a portrait of Alex and Elliot, my brother’s small dogs, long gone. Dig?