What piece of art changed your life? How did it affect you?
Reading Raymond Carver's short stories, in particular, “A Small, Good Thing.” In a broad sense, reading Carver taught me that “less is more” is sometimes better for your art—whether that be literature, music, visual art, etc. Also, leaving space between the details can help the reader—or in the case of music, listener—add their own meaning to your art.
Anyone familiar with Trice’s work in Red Sammy knows he learned his lessons from Carver well. His blues-soaked Americana is simultaneously sparse and powerful, direct and convincing. Tonight, Trice and Red Sammy guitarist John Decker join Howard Markman and Palookaville for an An die Musik concert billed as “Repackaged Goods.” Trice and Markman promise to mix things up, trade songs, and even rotate players. That figures to be an exciting proposition considering the fact that Palookaville includes drummer Jim Hannah, bassist Chas Marsh, and keyboardist Glenn Workman—a group of local allstars. Any snow will just add sparkle to a great night of music. The show starts at 8 pm.