Los Angeles poet powerhouse Rich Ferguson in collaboration with musician Bo Blount have together created a compilation of art pieces that will blow your mind in sequences. They are “We Voice Sing”,
We Voice Sing has performed at The Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), The DocMiami Film Festival, the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, Fontana’s (NYC), Beyond Baroque (Venice), Molly Malone’s (L.A.), The Knitting Factory (NoHo) and other national venues.
Their first studio album, “Of Wishbones and Gunfire” is currently out on Radarless Records. It is a fresh look at blatant truths, gentle truths, and simple truths. The truthful poetics of Ferguson’s that rides in with Bo Blount’s music of which has undeniably come to be born the poetry’s twin. The compilation is like the baby’s basket of our first lullaby, carrying the words and rocking them, with a pristine and newborn purity that is nothing less than striking and beautiful to hear.
The record is spoken word at it’s finest. And it is also musical composition at it’s best in poetry compliment and accompaniment. This album showcases some altogether new pieces, as well as new recordings of the earlier favorites from Rich, like “Butterfly Moon Bed”.
“We Voice Sing”, the band’s name is also a poem of Ferguson’s and the album is a strong representation of the cross genre of spoken word and music, with Bo Blount’s music and Ferguson’s poem, each individually state the same message of the importance and natural beauty of the voice of man as a shaman.
Both artists are based here in Los Angeles and you can read more about the artists in the bio at CD Baby.
Blount’s musicianship is of skillful guitar playing, he is passionate and he is colorful in his use of poetry’lectronica. His chordal expressions in musical progressions are a perfect hue of the very soulful words of love or revolutionary driven statements delivered by Ferguson.
The music dutifully lays claim upon the poetry’s convictions in every piece, sharing the same drive and urgency in pieces like “Illumination Nation” or the romance of one universal love like in “”Everywhere Is Love” which is also one of the many poetry music videos on YouTube at Ferguson’s channel. The end result is an album of poetry and music that unfolds like a match made in heaven. Like Mother and Father, like babies and pelicans, like blueberry pancakes and maple syrup, potatoes ‘n gravy, horse and carriage, lowrider cars and hydraulics. Okay – you get it.
No really – GO GET IT. This album is a must have for all lovers of poetry & music.
Available at: CD Baby/WeVoiceSing
“Of Wishbones and Gunfire” by We Voice Sing
Radarless Records 2013
Recorded at Grandma’s Warehouse in Echo Park, “Of Wishbones and Gunfire” is We Voice Sing’s first full-length album and collaboration between Rich Ferguson (spoken word) and Bo Blount (music). The Los Angeles-based duo have performed at The Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), The DocMiami Film Festival, the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, Fontana’s (NYC), Beyond Baroque (Venice), Molly Malone’s (L.A.), and other national venues.