Tour Poster and Video

Happy Saturday!!
I’m happy this Saturday because I just finished this new video to promote my projects and upcoming tour. I’m pretty excited about how it turned out. There was a lot involved in the making of it, actually. I had to learn a new technique to make some animations using After Effects. It’s pretty fun and very intuitive. I think once I’m back from tour I may really get down into some animations, it’s the direction I’m leaning with my puppet opera, though I do also wish to shoot live footage of the large puppets. Whew! I’m rambling!!!
I can’t believe I’m headed out on another month-long jaunt. It’ll be my first tour since baby Albus was born. I’m pretty nervous to be leaving my family like this, but also very excited to see friends in Europe and to get to try out this new format for my shows. I’ll be having a playbill, which will tell everyone what I’m performing and give info about what’s being performed, and I’ll be playing a wide variety from my various interests, giving a cross section of my life as a tree.
This video would not have been possible if not for the amazing assistance of my partner Laura Lee Jones. She made the puppet which comes originally from the tour poster design…
… and she has offered endless help with my bookings and other business work involved in this tour. Thank you Laura…
Thanks to Brett Gobe, Traci Westcott and Dr. Frank Raymond for their video work
Thanks to Emily DiPaola, Shaun Jones, Caitlyn Bober, Laura Jones and Brett Gobe for participation in the Grande Scheme video.
Thanks to Dufus for their musical work on Fun Wearing Underwear: Grahm Dion, Rick Snell, Jack Dishel, Jerome Morris, Phil Timbakis, Mark Ospovat, Mike Pan and Babs Soft (there may be a couple other voices on there, but I can’t remember at this point since the recording was 20 years ago now!
Thanks to John Ludington of Forest Creature.
Thanks to Dominic Marini, Shaun Jones and Stan Martinelli of Multibird.
Thanks to Stephen Reardon for his photo of Multibird.
Thanks to 23 Psaegz members Shaun Jones, Emily DiPaola, Caitlyn Bober, Stan Martinelli, Anthony LaPenna and Dominic Marini for the Rubberbands video.
Thanks to Noah Estrella for the press photo and to Arthur Gold for the space in which to record the final loop at the end of the video.
Please share this around! The tour is not yet fully booked, but I can’t wait any longer to release this video because I’ve got two albums I’m trying to finish up before I leave in just under a month!! OH EM GEEEEEE!!!
hugs y’all!

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