No Depression – Feb 1, 2015 – Band of Heathens songman Ed Jurdi, North Carolina troubadour Seth Walker, and one-man band/SSKTDA alum Edward David Anderson, of the late-great Backyard Tire Fire, set off on a ten-date Northeast run that’ll prove nothing short of dynamic. The Circle Of The Song Tour, kicking off on February 19 in Washington, DC, will feature the trio in the round and in the raw, picking on each other’s songs, and without a doubt will include some surprises along the way. The tour focuses on the smaller clubs for that intimate, up-front feel — a chance for show-goers to capture the emotion and spirit of the songs in an almost altruistic setting. We had the chance to catch up with Ed Jurdi about The Circle Of The Song Tour:
SSKTDA: How was the tour born?
Ed Jurdi: Seth Walker called me and said, “Hey, we should get together and do some shows. It would be fun.” I immediately agreed, because I knew it would be a great opportunity for us to hang out and make some music together. I’ve always been a big fan of his sound. He was one of the first people who I met and whose music I really dug when I first moved to Austin.
We wanted to have a third person on the show, and Edward David Anderson’s name kept came up. I really dug his band Backyard Tire Fire and had heard his solo stuff and loved it, so Seth and I both thought, well that would be pretty cool if he would want to play some shows.
Will there be three individual sets or will it be set up old school, guitar pull style, with the guys trading off songs and such as well as playing together?
It’s going to be a big, collaborative, dynamic show. We’ll pass the ball around and sing and play on each other’s songs. I’m really excited about the sonic possibilities, both rhythmically and musically.
We’ll have a lot of sounds at our disposal, from different stringed instruments to keyboards, percussion and drums. We’ll be able to cover a lot of ground musically, which should be a blast for both us and the audience.
The three of you complement each other so well, Is there a chance of a record together?
We haven’t made any definitive plans, but you never know. Right now, I’m just excited about us all getting into a room together and making some noise and seeing what it’s all about.
Are there plans for more shows other than the east coast run?
Again, not at this moment, but if all goes well and schedules permit going forward, I could definitely see us doing some more shows.
+Words: Ed Jurdi/Scott Zuppardo+
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