You're Going to Die presents: The Feelings Parade at Freight & Salvage


Tue Sep 13 2022 at 08:00 pm


Freight & Salvage | Berkeley, CA

You’re Going to Die is a 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing diverse communities creatively into the conversation of death & dying, inspiring life by unabashedly sourcing our shared mortality, with concerts, open mics, & workshops for the general population, & programming specific to hospice patients & our prison community…
The Feelings Parade is a movement as much as it is a band. Led by songwriters Morgan Bolender and Scott Ferreter, the project has developed a loyal following of diehard “Feelers" who come as much for the poetic songwriting, tight harmonies, and rich textures as they do to drop into their own tender human hearts in a space of collective radical vulnerability. The unwavering honesty of their songs and their undefended onstage presence create an atmosphere that is equally reverent to the ache, the challenge, and the pleasure of being human. On more than one occasion, fans have said that Feelings Parade shows are “better than therapy.”
Their music has brought them on multiple national US tours and all over Europe--everywhere from grand music halls to prisons; from music festivals to the bedsides of hospice patients--and has had them sharing stages with like-hearted musicians such as Glen Hansard, Mirah, Josiah Johnson (The Head and The Heart), Ayla Nereo, Mount Eerie, Rainbow Girls, John Craigie, Whiskerman, and MaMuse. They regularly get asked to make an entire album of their unscripted, often hilarious, and vulnerable onstage banter. The project has become a central part of the burgeoning West Coast folk scene, and whether they’re playing as a duo or with their sexy 7-piece band, The Feelings Parade are known for being rare musical truth-tellers who choose lay it all out, both inside and outside of the songs.
The Singer and The Songwriter is the musical duo of queer-mixed-race-Mexican-American vocalist/songwriter Rachel Garcia and Vietnamese-American guitarist/songwriter Thu Tran. “The duo creates soft melodic songs, that could just as easily exist as poems. Beautiful, and full of sound and emotion” (Playlist Play) while their multi-cultural backgrounds bring depth and diversity to the rich traditions of folk, jazz and blues music; genres they navigate between with ease and fluidity.
The duo has been captivating audiences across the US with their intimate live shows at house concerts, theaters, listening rooms, and coffeehouses. At times heartbreaking and at times hilarious, their performances are open-hearted conversations with the audience where they share their stories full of honesty, humor and wit, while delivering their songs with riveting, economical precision. Their live shows are filled with “inimitable storytelling, musical mastery, and soul-baring honesty. These two are truly a gift.” (High Plains Public Radio) They were named a finalist in the 2022 Grassy Hill New Folk Song Competition. They have released 3 critically-acclaimed albums, and are currently preparing to release their next full-length album.
Tongo Eisen-Martin is a poet, movement worker, and educator. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He is the author of “Someone’s Dead Already”, “Heaven Is All Goodbyes”, “Waiting Behind Tornados for Food”, and “Blood on the Fog”. In 2020, he co-founded Black Freighter Press to publish revolutionary works. He is San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate.

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Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, United States

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