St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
THE B-SIDE: “Negro Folklore from
Texas State Prisons”
A Record Album Interpretation
MAR 1-24, 2019
Tickets start at $36
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“Nothing short of transcendent” – The New York Times
“Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons” was brought to The Wooster Group by performer Eric Berryman after he saw the Group’s previous record album interpretation Early Shaker Spirituals. THE B-SIDE is an original performance based on an LP of work songs, spirituals, and toasts recorded in 1964 in Texas’ then-segregated prison farms. Eric Berryman, Jasper McGruder, and Philip Moore channel the inmates’ voices, via in-ear receivers, and transmit them live. Berryman also provides context from the book Wake Up Dead Man: Hard Labor and Southern Blues by Bruce Jackson, the folklorist who recorded the album.
Runtime: 60 minutes, no intermission
Eric Berryman and Kate Valk discuss “The B-Side” on WNYC
Circle Dinner | TUE MAR 5
VoicesOn Talkback | WED MAR 13
Following the 8:00pm performance, please join us for an artist talkback.