MeccaLecca.com Presents a night of Beards & Banjos
TALL TALL TREES
To say that Mike Savino is an innovator would be an understatement. Touring under the moniker Tall Tall Trees, the banjo-wielding bard has reshaped the landscape of what is possible with the instrument. On stage and in studio, Savino breaks down the banjo into its most basic iteration, reminding audiences that the banjo is, at root, a drum. Coupled with his mastery of electronic effects, loops, toy ray guns, and heaps of spontaneous creativity, Tall Tall Trees has been encapsulating audience members worldwide with his mystifying solo shows, as well as playing alongside fellow innovator Kishi Bashi.
Hieronymus Bogs is a one-man troupe whose musical performances explore the primitive ties between music, ritual & art. With a thrift shop afghan for a stage & the faint sound of looped bells, Bogs, garbed in patchwork suit & painted face, sings his peculiar outsider-folk with tender devout, sprinkling songs with poetic recitals & consummating short mystic vignettes that veer off the sacred stage.