return to music

It’s been 18 months since I last played a show. That’s the longest I’ve gone without playing live since I started playing shows at age 13. I’ve missed it. In my time off I spent a month in a wheelchair, eight months on crutches, more time than I care to count in doctors’ offices and physical therapy and pursuing every alternative therapy you can name, trying to heal my knees. My knees are still a work in progress…but the music came back. It went away for a while, during the time I was in crazy pain and hobbling around and locked up in the house going crazy with loneliness and frustration. And losing the music was maybe the worst part of all that – but getting it back was a joy beyond joys. So I couldn’t be any happier to be playing tonight with the following delightful gentlemen: Sam Craft on violin and vocals and crazy curly hair (Sam is my old friend and bandmate; we rocked Bonnaroo in 2005 and he’s my musical true love); Caleb Guillotte on guitar and lead/backing vocals and debonair-ness (Caleb is my songwriting partner, and gives me a reason not to dress like a slob, and is generally awesome and wise); and Jack Craft on cello and vocals (Jack’s played on two of my records and has been in my band since he and Sam were in high school – now they are old enough to drink – also they are both brilliant). Tonight, New Orleans, Carrollton Station (www.carrolltonstation.com), 9 pm. YES I SAID YES I SAID YES I SAID YES I SAID YES!

About alexinwonderland42

Alexandra Scott grew up on a cattle farm in Virginia and cut her teeth playing out as a teenager in the Charlottesville music scene of the late 90’s. She loved Suzanne Vega, the Replacements, Waylon Jennings and early R.E.M. One day she packed her truck and moved herself to New Orleans, where she met producer Tim Sommer (Duncan Sheik) with whom she made two records and formed the Eno-homage, drone-punk ensemble Hi-fi Sky. Her star was rising in the Crescent City in the summer of 2005. She played Bonnaroo that year and opened for LeAnn Rimes. Then a large hurricane named Katrina formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Alexandra evacuated the day before Katrina hit with her dog, her acoustic guitar, her baggiest pair of jeans and some t-shirts. For a while, that was all she had. Amidst the grief and chaos of that time, she found that there was something about the stripped-away-ness of it all that she liked. She ended up in New York City, and then in Canada, and then in Providence. She has a long list of states in which her dog has peed. Alexandra plays underground pop, a type of rock ‘n roll that’s been dubbed *dream-a-billy.* She likes to turn out slow, simple dance songs for long lonely nights to come. After three years of wandering, Alexandra moved back to New Orleans to recover from a bad knee injury that left her unable to tour & to live in the place she loves best. When not writing songs, Alexandra works on her novel, a ghost story set in New Orleans, acts in film and television projects, and plays with her dog, Jack.
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