Tuesday, August 05, 2008

New York City: See Rich Ferguson in the Fringe Festival

I received the following press release from my friend and collaborator Rich Ferguson from Los Angeles. Rich contributed his work to the International Carnival of Pozitivities and we both appear in the upcoming release of the new 1 Giant Leap film, "What About Me". If you are in the New York metro area and can attend his show, I would be grateful if you could say hello for me.

Rich Ferguson & Paul Garrison Present:
“Nightlight Jesus”

The New York International Fringe Festival – Fringe
A production of The Present Company
August 8th – 24th
Tickets: $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

LA spoken word artist, Rich Ferguson, and musical
mayhemist, Paul Garrison, are proud to present
“Nightlight Jesus” as part of the 11th annual New York
International Fringe Festival – Fringe NYC .

“Nightlight Jesus” is a combination of spoken word and
music. It juxtaposes the personal with the eternal,
the sacred with the profane. It is the place where
sonic syllables and grinding beats rub up against one
another to create a chainsaw music for angels.

Rich Ferguson,
(click here for another of his websites ), has performed at the South by
Southwest Music Festival, at the Knitting Factory in
NYC with Patti Smith and Janet Hamill, at the Redcat
Theater in LA (part of Disney Hall). He’s been
published in the LA Times, and is also a featured
performer in the sequel to 1 Giant Leap--What About
Me--that also features Michael Stipe, Michael Franti,
KD Lang, and others. About Ferguson, Mitch Myers of
Amazon. com once said: “Spouting a peculiar blend of
spoken-word poetry, Ferguson has developed a poetry
style that is both intellectually challenging and
emotionally direct…”

Originally from Vancouver, soundscape artist Paul
Garrison straddles the fence between the improv, art
jazz scene, and the industrial, noise movement. He has
appeared numerous times on Late Night With David
Letterman, and recently toured with Rickie Lee Jones.

Ferguson and Garrison will be performing at the Jazz
Gallery. The address is 290 Hudson Street, New York,
NY 10013. They can be reached on the web at:

Performance dates are as follows: Tues 8/19 @ 7:15
p.m.; Wed. 8/20 @ 10 p.m.; Fri. 8/22 @ 3:45 p.m. & 7
p.m.; Sat. 8/23 @ 5:30 p.m.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ron ~ i'll check it out and you are welcome to post that on langisms...alot of people in the ny/metro area. i hope you are well my friend and drop me a line.

x, janina

8/06/2008 04:36:00 PM  

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