CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE - Special Local Artist Performance: Ed Smith & Friends
TICKETS $8.00 IN ADVANCE (ONLINE) / $10.00 AT THE DOOR
EC-CHAP is proud to provide opportunities for local artists to share their unique work and talent. We begin our Third Season at The Packing House with a new "Special Local Artist Performance Program". Specific performances that comprise this Program typically evolve from our Talent Showcase series (the 2nd Wednesday of the month) and will be added to our regular performance schedule. This inaugural show features the many sides and shapes of Edmund Smith.
The following according to Ed:
Ed Smith aka Fast Daddy Ed is a Brooklyn-born singer songwriter whose repertoire ranges from conventional song forms to experimental and theatrical soundscapes a la Frank Zappa and John Cage.
Ed began his musical meanderings in his basement home in Brooklyn, where he helped
assemble a ragtag band of adolescents known as the Pig Sisters. The song, 'It's Time to Revolt' was among their several excursions to fall asleep in the basement that summer. After that, Ed took to classical guitar and also began building cacophonous percussion instruments, mainly out of plumbing materials, which later came to be known as cancaphones. These instruments are featured in many of Ed's shows to this day.
Aside from the first juvenile attempt at ensemble work, Ed has been in such groups as Brain Taste, Horseshoe Crab, Target Cactus, Menage a Twang, the Milledge People, and now the Presuminati.
Ed was joined by his young daughters in Athens, Georgia to form 'the Wild Sunflowers', playing at the Human Rights Festival, among other venues. Over the past 40 years, he has recorded hundreds of recordings, many available in cd form at his shows. Of late, he has modified many of them to add tracks and effects that render them even more strange than they were to begin with. But they are not all strange!
Besides working in several musical genres, Smith as published in local publications in Seattle, Miami, Boston, Athens, and Northeast Connecticut. He at one time wrote poetry under the pseudonym 'Noam Poemsky' for a zine called Seditious Delicious. Presently, he has 2 books on Amazon, ' Lastly, I Wish to Mention' and Voluminous Rex. He has helped found the Think and Do Philosophy Club , which is enjoying its 3rd year. His articles appear monthly in Neighbors magazine. He has a personal life, but it's personal.
Join us for some interesting local art forms. There's plans for original music, visual arts, literature, dance, and more... you never know what you'll see and hear with Edmund Smith! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. We are pleased to offer our exclusive "BYOB&F" model - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. If you're feeling sassy, SPECIFICALLY ask for "The Packing House" pizza! You won't go wrong. Click here for secret recipe.
For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.