The Run Downhill Daughter Chautauqua
Volume 6: FOOD & the FARM
May 29, 2014
Special Musical Guest: Frank Fairfield and others TBA
Special Guest Speaker: Jake Gutzwiler, Washington State Horticulturalist and others TBA
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Show: 8-11 pm
3110 N. Broadway Avenue
Lincoln Heights, CA 90031
The Run Downhill Daughter Chautauqua returns to HM157 on May 29th for a very special show! In Vol. 6 – FOOD & the FARM, we examine the ways in which we feed ourselves, and the challenges inherent within them. The Daughter Chautauqua program combines music, literature, art and film, alongside lecture and discussion, designed to bridge the gap between entertainment and lifelong education.
At the center of the Daughter Chautauqua program is Run Downhill’s folk-inspired, narrative-driven music performed masterfully by musicians Colin Burgess, Nate LaPointe, Ken Lasaine, Tom Moose, and T.J. Troy. We are very pleased to have Frank Fairfield joining us this month, and more guest artists will be announced throughout the month!
A very special feature of this month’s show is a phone-in conversation with Washington State horticulturalist Jake Gutzwiler; Jake is part of a multi-generational family of apple and cherry orchardists from Wenatchee, WA. In a live broadcast phone interview, we’ll talk with Jake about current issues surrounding the food and farming industry.
Run Downhill’s music is cross-contextualized with comic book art and narrative: this month’s show will feature the premiere of the 4th and final chapter of Run Downhill’s latest album offering, SPURS #1. Written by resident storyteller John Castlerock, and illustrated by Quinn Salazar, these gritty stories of loss and redemption come to life in video form, accompanied live by Run Downhill’s dark and lingering melodies.
Simultaneously classic and innovative, the Run Downhill Daughter Chautauqua combines real music with real ideas, challenges the audience’s perspective, and provides a wonderful alternative to live music in Los Angeles. This program is presented in conjunction with HM157, one of Los Angeles’ premiere event and performance spaces.