Trust and the High Wire
Eight new compositions form a narrative of a remarkable true story, of finding and growing love though extraordinary hardship. A rich, spooky collection colored by soul/jazz and folk/rock, balancing on the fine thread between longing and trust.
Potent, approachable songs, Ms. Warbler’s signature pristine production, and stellar performances by a crew of local legends combine to create a record that feels like an instant classic.
The June 1st worldwide release by DoubleSalt includes CD and LP formats, an art/lyric book with Myshkin's original collage work and download code, and all digital options.
THE STORY .. Trust · Together
In January of 2014, Joshua Tree’s beloved local herbalist, owner of the village apothecary, and music devotee, Jenny Q, fell into septic shock. During her six days in a coma and six months in the ICU, her fiancee Myshkin, having just arrived in the desert and still a stranger to Jenny’s life, wrote spells for songs, and helped channel the community’s potent energies toward her healing.
Four years later, Jenny has re-learned to walk—and dance—on prosthetic legs, and has completed Held Together, a raw and revealing book about her experience. The close-knit desert community of Joshua Tree takes center stage in this unique work, as Jenny collages her insightful writing around actual accounts and love letters from friends and family, that tell the tale from an outside perspective. Jenny Q’s own writings provide a fascinating, intimate window into a range of rare experiences.
Myshkin wrote the songs on Trust and the High Wire from her own vantage on the same journey, deep in the dream: from the couple’s first meeting, through the treacherous high wire days, and back to dry land, forever changed. The eclectic, migratory artist found a warm welcome and a deep well of musical talent in the Mojave. With local luminaries Danny Frankel, Damian Lester, Bobby Furgo, Lucio Menegon, Kelly Corbin, Scott "Drago" Kisinger, Gar Robertson, Chris Unck, and Jenny Q. herself, and long time collaborators Sailor and Felicia Banks, she has created a lush record colored by soul, jazz, folk and rock, and defined by her heady poems and one of a kind voice.
The book and record will be released on June 1, 2018. To celebrate the good fortune of finishing both projects at the same time, Myshkin and Jenny are creating a live show that pulls the two works together on stage into one performance piece. They will be debuting the show, TRUST • TOGETHER, at the launch party on June 9, at the Lou Harrison House Music Art & Ecology, in Joshua Tree, and touring it internationally over the next 18 months. The show is sure to be both beautiful and irresistibly affecting: rich with hard won truths and humor, and resonant with courage.
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