Back in April we had the great honor to have one of our favorite artists come and do an NMR Live show and recording. Will Johnson of Centromatic, South San Gabriel, Monsters of Folk, New Multitudes, and Undertow Orchestra, to name a few. The show was part of his living room tour, booked by Undertow Music, where the name of the venue house was only revealed to those who held tickets. This short documentary style film was shot by You & Yours Productions as part of their "Half Acre" series that will focus on life, art and culture in Fort Worth. We really had a great time, and we hope you do as well while watching this.
NMR Live: Will Johnson from You and Yours on Vimeo.
Also, Ramtin Nikzad is back with another interesting short film, "The Artist General." The film is a short vignette about Michael Masley who's character, "The Artist General" holds the United States' first "self appointed cabinet position." Taken in Berkeley, California where Masley has been a street performer for over 25 years. The Artist General provides a short excerpt of a night in the life of a man who is known by musicians and composers the world over, recording numerous albums, and still makes his living under the radar of most. Masley uses handmade finger bows, "hammer bows", long concave dulcimer hammers with bow hair strung underneath, that look like uncut finger nails, as well as traditional finger picking techniques on a large hammered dulcimer called a Cymbalom. Best experienced with headphones. Enjoy!