I'm very happy to announce the launch of this fundraiser: I'm building a recording studio / learning space right in Cook County Jail, in the heart of the biggest jail in the nation. Your generosity will directly help build the space into a safe, creative, and inspiring environment for the fellas to learn, create, and record. A beautiful oasis, a much needed relief from the unbearable heat, water in the desert / music in the jail system. I'm volunteering all of my talents for this program to make this happen. It will be good --Antony
July 18th, Tramps play House of Blues, Chicago. We'll have amazing special guests and new music for you, and for us.
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The War on Peace
2016 was a very good year for us as creative people. It was not a year of musical production-- it was a year of collection, it was a year of creating outside of music, it was a year of developing talents, absorbing ideas and thinking with them, new experiences, travel, and, importantly, listening to our beautiful dark/bright world. Its an exciting time to be alive, change is everywhere, and there's so much possibility. This is the opportunity provided by a little chaos--if you want to plant new seeds, turn over old hard earth. Our creativity has been just like that that, and 2017/18 will see all that come out through our music, performance and collaboration.
Our new album is titled Out of Time, we'll be releasing it in fragments throughout the year, pairing originals with re-thought covers to compliment the ideas of music and logic. We'll be playing select festivals throughout the region. And, perpetuating one of our favorite mediums for our music, we'll performing intimate and unplugged small-room shows, exclusive to, and in collaboration with, our fans. They're called house shows. Folks like you host the concert in your living room, or wherever. No big speakers and pa system, no light show, no distractions at all really, just good people in a room with us, our acoustic instruments, and our voices. We've done a few so far, this is our favorite setting to perform in, and fans are loving them too.
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Collaborating with directory Anthony Rizzo is inspiring. Its the best kind of collaboration. To me, the creative process is all about momentum. Its the yesness I strive for in everything, take the mirrors off the car and just drive–figure it out as you go. Thats when creating is an act of liberation, not self-consciousness. Put another way, thats the ‘up or down’ dylan talked about, they only two ways to go creatively. Up is better. And thats why I like working with Anthony, we go places. Hope you enjoy! Leave a comment if you’re a vimeo person, we’d love to hear from you on it, or anything relevant –Antony