I can’t believe I did it. I busted out the ukulele on this one.
My mind is still boggled by this decision to make minimalist music under the Ospreyshire name with one of the happiest sounding instruments ever made.
Oh, the things I do for whoever bothers to watch or listen…
Welcome to another installment of Friendship Friday.
Meet Kevin Schlereth. He’s an acoustic artist from St. Louis, MO whom I’ve known for roughly 6 years now. We met at Cornerstone Festival back then and I’ve seen some of his shows. I like how he has an atypical appraoch to folk music with more technical playing and with meaningful lyrics.
You can get his music for free or pay-what-you-want at https://kevinschlereth.bandcamp.com/
This is the big announcement. I’m going to do a year long project called Katauta 52. A katauta is a type of Japanese poetry style that uses 3 verses with a 5-7-7 syllabic form. Kind of like a haiku with two extra syllables.
Here are the rules of my project:
1: each song must have a katauta lyrics
2: there must be both spoken and sung lyrics
3: the song must be able to be played live should I have concerts
4: there is one song per week and it must be uploaded on Wednesday
5: no more than 5 notes in the instrumentation
Hope this works.
Meet Pete Kruse!
He’s a good musician friend of mine who’s been in a good deal of bands. We first met at a basement show 8 years ago at a mutual friend’s place where he sang, played guitar, and even the hammered dulcimer which I thought was awesome.
Feel free to check out his stuff at https://peterkruse.bandcamp.com/.