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I AM vol3 WOOD June 12th City of Asylum - Pittsburgh, PA! TANIA GRUBBS vocalist, DARDEN PURCELL vocalist, JEFF GRUBBS bass, SHAWN PURCELL guitar, JAMES JOHNSON III drums, HUGO CRUZ percussion •Special Guest Appearance by 4 Bassists from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Jeff Grubbs, John Moore, Gary Paul Matz, Peter Guild~aka BASSCHAMBER ~Arrangement by PSO Bassist Peter Guild for 4 Basses, Guitar, percussion & 2 voices! •Documentary short by Chris & Isabelle Strollo on wood sculptor Thaddeus Mosley I AM vol 3 WOOD: was designed to take the listener on a journey-an exploration of WOOD and all its natural beauty. Each song has been carefully selected, arranged and written to interweave nature, architecture, history and sculpture with wood being the single point of entry for this creative approach. All the instruments that will be performed on this concert are made of wood: guitar, contrabass, percussion, drums. It is fascinating to learn about what an artist’s process looks like and, as a result, the idea to explore where artists find their inspiration, vision and balance for designing great works of art. We are so fortunate in our great city of Pittsburgh to not have to search too far to find world renowned art & artists~it was natural to incorporate this extraordinary Pittsburgh based sculptor Thaddeus Mosley. The audience will be welcomed to learn more about his creative processes working with wood through a documentary short created by Isabelle & Chris Strollo. Some see this as a pile of wood stacked neatly, others see it as potential for sometime wonderful, artists see endless possibilities to create something extraordinary and become one with the texture, smell, stubbornness, balance, tension, natural grain, strength of the WOOD! I AM fascinated by what an artist could create with just one of these logs, even a small portion of one of the logs.