Oh, here's the biggest news of all that I haven't posted yet. cassiopia lives in Urbana now! She's staying at my place until she gets a job and moves into a co-op. If you come to the show on Friday, I promise you will get to meet her awesome swept-Zach-off-his-feet self.
OJC Technologies and the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center present
MJ Walker and Fictive Kin
Friday, April 16th, 2004 8pm-10pm $5-$15 sliding scale donation OJC Technologies 115 W. Main St. 2nd Floor Urbana, IL 61801 217-278-3933
(just above Crane Alley - The main street entrance is between Crane Alley and The Urbana Business Alliance. Handicap entrances are available from the top level of the Parking Garage or from the Main Street entrance)
This event is part of the Boneyard Arts Festival.
MJ Walker is writer of hauntingly beautiful songs drawing from old American Roots traditions of bluegrass and blues and mixing them with contemporary folk. She has been playing in town for years solo and with various other musicians and lately she plays with her rhythm section, Fictive Kin. Fictive Kin brings awesome spine-tingling harmonies, mandolin, bass guitar, and percussion to the mix. The band has a very loose and laid back approach to their sound that makes it the perfect porch music. When you listen to Fictive Kin's songs you feel like you are part of a generations old musical family. This is really unique stuff and CU is so lucky to have MJ Walker's tremendous talent right in our backyard.
This show is BYOB if 21+, all ages, and non-smoking. Admission will be on a sliding scale and, space permitting, no one is turned away for inability to pay. All proceedes benefit the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and the artists.