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april, 2021

29aprthuSix Foot Love Series presents: Sarah Ruth & Damon Smith7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Backyard Show

Event Details

Welcome back to the Six Foot Love series at The Wild Detectives. A series of live performances with social distance and special safety precautions to comply with CDC guidelines while enjoying live music, performances and discussions.

See special considerations below concerning this event:

-Tickets are $15 and are valid for TWO PEOPLE. Find them here

-All tickets are numbered and associated with a specific location

-All tables and benches are set 6′ apart from each other

-Access to this show will be made through the side of our house, not through the main door.

-Full service too all seats, no need to access the bar or the indoor area

-Find tickets here

-Doors at 7p

-Show at 7.30pm

On the heels of their first duo release, God Made My Soul an Ornament, we are honored to have North Texas multi instrumentalist and vocalist Sarah Ruth Alexander, and St.Louis based bassist Damon Smith, to perform in our backyard.

Sarah Ruth is a diverse musician and artist – a multi-instrumentalist, she employs hammered dulcimer, harmonium, electroacoustic sound art, and extended vocal techniques. She performs frequently both solo and with multiple bands and improvisational ensembles in the North Texas area.

Damon Smith is world travelling bassist and relentless collaborator who studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. Damon’s explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation.

“Sarah and Damon both come from rather different playing backgrounds. Damon is known to the world almost purely as an improviser. Notwithstanding a few such things as Ayler tunes or Fluxus-tangential scores, both of which serve as springboards or orientation points for more improvisation yet still, Damon has devoted his life and art to discovering, in real time and practice, instant composition, both solo and with other musicians from all over the world. His other passions, from poetry, to modern art, to (perhaps most infamously) world cuisine all reflect his uncompromising and ever-searching aesthetics and praxis.

Sarah, depending on what night you catch her on, can be found playing doom metal, ambient drones, pop music, electronic noise, 20th century composition (from names familiar to obscure), or performing her own literary works, comedy, or socially challenging performance art; all in addition to her pure improv wanderings with musicians of many different backgrounds, disciplines and genres.”

Aaron Gonzalez, liner notes of God Made My Soul an Ornament


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The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas