The Chris Chandler & David Roe Show: Chris Chandler & David Roe
Two “road wizened gurus” have joined forces to create one powerful show, a m...
8:00pm - 10:00pm Doors at: 7:30pm
Chris Chandler & David Roe
Two “road wizened gurus” have joined forces to create one powerful show, a multi media collage, combining storytelling, poetry, video, and a wide variety of musical styles, into an evening of compelling theater, with themes ripped from the pages of history books, current events, and personal reminiscences.
Multi-instrumentalist, David Roe, trades chops with Chris Chandler, a dynamic street preacher and poet, while video projections illustrating their tales of a world gone mad flash on a screen behind them.
Their 9th Ward Trilogy is a poignant example of this collaboration and collage. #1 was written and filmed in 1996 when both gentlemen were living in New Orleans. #2 was written the morning the levees broke and utilizes news footage to illustrate the tragedy and triumph of the spirit of New Orleans. #3 shows picture after picture of the devastation of the 9th Ward taken 6 months after the flood, during Carnival season. The three pieces use music from former New Orleans resident, Tom Waits, Louisiana’s native son, Randy Newman, and the Louis Armstrong classic, “What A Wonderful World” to provide an aural bed and counterpoint for the poems.