Read And Destroy: The Scoop On Bushwick’s New Traveling Folk/Rock Band

Our fearless leader Geoff Larson is driving along the beach in Ocean Park, WA on a tiny slip of a peninsula sandwiched between Willapa Bay, the Columbia River, and the Pacific Ocean. On the last day of our nine show Timberland Library tour, we’ll perform three shows back-to-back: Ilwaco @ 1pm, Raymond @ 4pm, and Olympia @ 7:30pm. A tight schedule to be sure, but we’re up for the challenge… that’s how we roll.

I’m part of a new group of musical artists comprised of longtime Bushwick Book Club Seattle performers: Wes Weddell, Moe Provencher (MoZo), Geoff Larson and myself (also MoZo)…

We are READ AND DESTROY

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shortNightsBookThe show we’ve been unleashing on the Timberland Regional Libraries includes original music inspired by Timothy Egan’s award-winning novel Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.

This program is part of the Timberland Reads Together: One Book-One Community reading initiative for 2013, and focuses on the Great Northwest, the Native Americans’ battle for survival, the fight for art, the Westward Expansion and more.

Armed with stunning Curtis imagery, killer songs and, for this tour, an awesome, brown, wood-paneled Econoline band van (courtesy of fellow Bushwickians Joy Mills and Tom Parker), Read And Destroy will continue to bring their well-crafted show to the public at large.

Upcoming Read And Destroy performances:

After 12 musicians from The Bushwick Book Club Seattle perform original music inspired by the 12 writers from The Jack Straw Writers Anthology for 2013, Read & Destroy will close out the night with our Edward Curtis inspired program as well as a few cover tunes by other BwBCS artists.

Everyone is invited to read Egan’s book and join in a musical evening. Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required.

  • Can’t wait for the show at the Royal Room. Read and Destroy!