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Poetry Album makes the Georgia Straight's Best of Issue

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:32am

Allegheny, BCSinger-songwriter and poet Rodney DeCroo has made the Georgia Straight's Best-Of Issue, for his most recent album featuring poems from his book, Allegheny, BC (Nightwood Editions, $18.95).

This collection contains over forty poems and takes his already impressive body of work in a new and captivating direction.  To hear Rodney reciting  these poems on his album is a rare chance to witness the emergence of beauty from an abrasive world. 

In October, Rodney will be touring Western Canada with stand-up bass player Mark Haney. Look for him in Creston, Rossland, Nelson, Coleman, Nanton, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg. See our events calendar for details.

DeCroo will be launching his book and performing his poetry in Vancouver on Saturday, September 22 at the Little Mountain Gallery (Main St. and 26th Avenue). The line-up also includes: Doug Andrews from the band, The Circus In Flames, who has shared the stage with everyone from the Ramones to Raffi to Ramblin' Jack Elliott; The Minimalist Jugband—with a look that is part scarecrow, part Johnny Cash, and part hillbilly evangelist—who stares out at the audience with a wild look in his eyes as he plunks a wash tub bass and recites poems about wearing a pair of dead man's pants, his inability to distinguish between a raven and a crow, or anything else that happens to capture his imagination; Torsten Muller, an internationally renowned free music/ jazz improviser and acoustic bassist who has performed concerts all over the world with a diverse array of gifted improvisers; and Christine Rose, whose songs are lyrically driven, aiming for honesty and poetry, and finding the melody on which to hang the words.

Doors are at 7:45, the show starts at 8:15.