The Other Side of Life is proud to present:
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, an evening of music and storytelling
Featuring Stories by Mark Lamb and Music by Tyrone Cotton and Ray Rizzo
Friday, October 17th
at THE NEW VINTAGE
Doors open at 8 PM
Advance online tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/696633-mark-lamb-tyrone-cotton-ray-louisville/
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557043767840842
Choreographer, dancer, and three-time New York City Moth StorySLAM winner, Mark Lamb will be sharing three tales from his repertoire of stories. Mr. Lamb is best known for his work combining story, music and dance. Originally from Western Kentucky, he now resides in New York City, where the New York Times has recognized his work as “gently charming,” “quietly celebratory,” and “an expression of communal joy.” Mark will be combining his stories with Louisville’s own Tyrone Cotton on vocals and guitar. Cotton has played throughout the country and in Japan, including venues and festivals such as South By Southwest in Austin, TX; B.B. King’s Blues Club in Times Square, NYC; The Motherlodge Festival in Louisville and NYC; and has opened for James Hunter, Johnny Winter, Eric McFadden and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Joining Tyrone on percussion will be Ray Rizzo. Drummer Ray Rizzo needs no introduction to Louisville music lovers. He helped form the bands The Java Men, L’Woo, and AM Sunday, just to name a few. He’s also played drums for Days of the New, Janitors of the Apocalypse, and King Kong (again, just to name a few).
The first of Lamb’s stories, “Into the Fire,” is about Mr. Lamb learning as a young adult the significance of an iron skillet in his family. When he discovers how much meaning the passing down of a skillet can carry in a Southern family, he is exposed to a whole world of stories and realizes the significance that the object can carry. In this performance, Mr. Cotton will be weaving in traditional Southern Hymns, original compositions and vocals.
The second story, “The Daddy Story,” explores the relationship of a father and son. It describes the father as being a basketball fanatic and the son becoming a dancer. The story examines how both art and sports can lead to social change. Mr. Lamb also tells in this story how the first high school in Kentucky to integrate was in his home town of Sturgis, Kentucky, and how his father was involved in this process and what that means to him.
Lastly, the third story is entitled “A Boy and His Dolly.” This story gives insight into how Mark discovered Dolly Parton as a child, and how this discovery impacted his life. “A Boy and His Dolly” has become one of his signature stories that he has told throughout the Southeast and New York City. Tyrone and Ray will bring the magic of Dolly to life by covering some of her most iconic songs.