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Multibird European Duo Tour

Seth Faergolzia and Shaun Jones will be hitting the road this summer with multiple instruments, Seth on acoustic, loops and vocals, Shaun on electric and foot drums.

June 20 Otro Cinco – Syracuse, NY

June 28 Skylark Lounge – Rochester, NY

June 29 Honey Room – Buffalo, NY

July 16 Rubulad – Brooklyn, NY

July 18 Skek – Amsterdam, Netherlands

July 19 Die Goldammer – Diessen am Ammersee, Germany

July 20 La Coquette – Morges, Switzerland

July 21 Cafe Vinyl – Wetzlar, Germany

July 22 Nordstadtbraut – Hanover, Germany

July 23 Waggon – Offenbach, Germany

July 24  Sunshine Bar – Köln, Germany

July 25  Grüner Baum – Ottersweier, Germany

July 26  Hunsrück Open Air Festival – Hunsrück, Germany

July 27  Ayn Raum Haus – Mannheim, Germany

July 28 Villa Nachttanz Festivilla – Heidelberg, Germany

July 29  Loophole – Berlin, Germany

July 30  Hängarpalooza – Hangelar, Germany

July 31 TBA (Netherlands)

Keep an eye on here for updates, we will be filling these final dates in the next couple weeks…

Happy Mother’s Day, here’s a tiny song!

Wrote this tonight, just a short little tune, what I think it must feel like to be a mother… a tribute to all the amazing moms out there!

Shot it in my kitchen… one of my favorite spots to play music at night.

Hope you guys are all doing good! I’ve been doing a massive purge of stuff. Getting rid of tons of possessions, selling it or throwing it out. Feels good to lighten the load. I think I’ll just keep doing it till I lift off the ground!

So much love,

Sethy

Winter Tour

we have a super duper awesome 4 piece band traveling up north this February!!!  Stoked.

Poster design by Patrick Ishi Ishi

The quartet Multibird consists of Faergolzia (acoustic guitar, vox), Shaun Jones (electric guitar, vox, percussion), Emily DiPaola (vox, trumpet, percussion) Luke Cornwell (bass guitar, vox, percussion).  The quartet will headline performances in Albany, Buffalo, Winooski, Burlington, Portland, Montréal, Northampton and Boston.

Individual facebook events can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/tours/2033658453598915/

Grande Sceme one shot video

Well, well, well, here we are again, me talking to you from the lofty position of my attic studio space.  It’s snowing outside, and I’ve got a rare moment alone in the house with no children, no partner, no house guests, no friends.  I’ve always loved solitude, ever since I was a little kid.  If I don’t get it, I get really crabby.  Last week, last weekend was a busy one in which I had my first art show in many years (it is hung and looks great over at Photo City Improv), and at that show my band Multibird performed.  The next day I flew to Boston for a video shoot with my friend Emilie Stark-Menneg who is an incredible artist I’ve been lucky to know for 10 years or so now.  She and her partner John Bisbee, an excellent sculptor put together a crazy plan (involving a bunch of goats and artists) and had me and about 10 other people trek out to a farm in a town I don’t even know the name of…  It features my song, Holy Mother, which is from the #100songs project.  On the night after this video shoot, I played a small house show in Boston then got on a plane back home the next day.

I was quite inspired by this video shoot, realizing magic can really happen in a short span of time if the energy is right.  We shot this video the night after I got back from the trip.  None of my bandmates knew the song previous to this night, and we threw it all together with this loose script I wrote, pressed record and watched it unfold.  I believe I’m going to make more and more videos in this manner because of the personal aspect it maintains.  I love small events, like house shows or hanging out with friends and getting weird.  I want to show this beauty to those in the world who do not have this in their day to day lives.  I have a love for this video similar to that of loving a gift you’ve made for someone you care about.

I hope you’ll enjoy it too!  It’s a Patreon patron exclusive. I want to THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP OF MY HEART!!!  Seriously, I know it might be tough for some of you, so thanks a ton.  I wouldn’t be able to work as hard as I do creating all these odd pieces of art without you.  Here’s the song if you’d like to just listen to it, or click on the link above to watch the video and listen!

Big love to y’all, keep fighting the good fight!

Seth

People With Power protest video

I’d prefer to let this video speak for itself.  I will say this, I’m very very proud of the giant crew of people involved in the making of this and inspired to no end by the progress we are making as a team over here.

This video is meant to be empowering to the people in a difficult time, bring inspiration to others to not only continue on, but to thrive in the face of adversity.

Holy Mother / Lucky Kids video collaboration

Wow, when I was first asked to do this video with old friend Emilie Stark-Menneg I was taken by surprise.  When we first met over ten years ago, she and I had discussed collaborating on a dance / music piece which never took form, I think because our friendship blossomed and we simply enjoyed each other’s company so much we forgot about the collaboration!  She’s a bright spirit in my life, and we will always be friends, I believe.
Anyway, they booked me a flight out to Boston the day after I finished my Loop Painting series and had the art show / album release.  It was a wild couple of days, kind of a blur since things were happening so fast.  I arrived late in the evening by cab to a house in Boston, not sure if I was in the right spot or not, but soon Emilie came out to greet me and we were on our way up many flights of stairs to a room filled with men and dogs.  Emilie’s partner, John Bisbee, has a very commanding and comedic personality, says things that cross the line quite often.  Made me laugh repeatedly and inspired me to be myself!  He and Emilie co-directed the video which took place the following morning.
We awoke early and gathered our things, got in a couple cars with a couple more people and were on our way to a farm somewhere close to RISD (Rhode Island School of Design).  A couple of the art professors from the school had offered their little goat farm for this strange expedition.  Immediately, the assistants started digging holes and John and Emilie started discussing the shoot.  I was left to my own devices and started working on my guitar playing because it wasn’t quite clear if they would be using the recording of Holy Mother or recording me doing it live during the video.  I’m glad they used the recording.  We all did our own makeup and costumes etc.  
Once the shoot started they went through a shot list like a machine gun.  John shouting directions to all the folks involved.  They were capturing a moment, putting it all on just one or two takes of each scene, creating something wonderful because it was live, not well rehearsed or glossed over with effects.  They captured the present moment.  
The hole they dug was for Emilie to lay in.  They had grown clover sprouts in all different shapes.  One large piece was to cover Emilie’s body as she lay in the half frozen ground, nearly naked.  The rest of the clovers were made into masks that sat in water, which we all wore in a later scene then ate off of each other’s faces!  At one point John, who was the “director” of a commercial for this food you grow on your body actually snorted a couple lines of these clovers all chopped up finely.  I think it hurt, but art!