Check THIS out! The 99% invisible podcast had a show a few weeks ago that featured a live recording of the 20 minute orchestrated essay that we performed with Jon Mooallem. It has excerpts from his book Wild Ones, as well as excerpts from our album by the same name. Pretty genius, I must say…
In other news, we made an awesome new record, can’t wait for you all to hear it. Don’t hold your breath, though, but do sign up on our mailing list so you can hear about it.
This is a picture of us pretending that this polar bear is Jon Mooallem
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Black Prairie visited Relix’s offices during the September tour and performed “Nowhere, Massachusetts.” Check out the video here!
It was a busy weekend in Rhode Island at Newport Folk Festival! In addition to our main set at the festival, which is now available to stream in its entirety via NPR here, Funk and Annalisa sat in with Beck, the band backed up Michael Hurley, and joined Colin Meloy for two songs during his set. And you’ll have to ask him why, but during one of Chris’s ‘Folk with Funk’ workshops, he challenged (and tied) Jim James in a 25-minute staring / meditation contest (the photo below really encapsulates the experience).
We’ve just added a few new summer festival dates in our home state next month and a full-fledged, medium-length tour in the Midwest and East Coast in September. There are a few too many to rattle off, but some of the highlights include the Americana Festival, a return to Chicago and Boston as well as our first visit to Georgia and St. Louis.
And to make it all the more exciting, we’re bringing Jon Mooallem back out on the road with us for more performances of Wild Ones Live! On select dates, we’ll open the show with a special 25-minute collaborative composition with Jon narrating a series of stories from Wild Ones over our live performance of the EP.
All dates and details here.
Black Prairie will head to Nashville in September to play the Americana Music Festival! More info here.
WILD ONES is available now digitally!
Physical copies of Wild Ones in both handpackaged CD and limited edition 10″ clear vinyl, as well as signed CD or Vinyl + signed book bundles will be available in June. You can pre-order those here — an instant download comes with every order.
The Wild Ones soundtrack is currently streaming at Slate alongside an article by Jon Mooallem. You can read it and stream the album here. You can also download the track “Dear Sir. Most Sincerely, William Temple Hornaday” at the widget below for the price of an email address.
We are very excited to announce a special new release, born of an unusual collaboration. Our friend, author and New York Times magazine writer Jon Mooallem asked us to write a soundtrack to his new book, Wild Ones. We said, “OK!” and as a result we are pleased to say this soundtrack will come out digitally, on limited handpackaged CD AND on limited edition, clear 10″ vinyl. There is a pre-order here now, and you can also grab one of 50 special packages that include a copy of the book signed by the author and a copy of the CD or Vinyl signed by us! You can watch a trailer for the book here including one of our songs, “Dawn Departure, Jefferson County.”