Photo Credit: Lars Kommienezuspadt
Bye Bye Banshee is a new side project by Minneapolis songwriter Jezebel Jones. Inspired by grief and loss, this unique music combines elements of alternative folk, classical and avant-garde styles to create modern, mindful songs about the end of life…and the nature of death.
With storytelling that centers on female folklore and mythology, Bye Bye Banshee’s first EP, Deathfolk Magic, will be released on October 5. The EP was recorded by award-winning engineer/producer Tom Garneau (Prince, Sting, REM), and features an impressive line-up of notable Twin Cities’ talent, including jazz musicians Chris Bates & JT Bates. Jones & the Bates brothers recorded most of the EP together live in a single session; then various instruments, from cello to lap steel to Hammond organ, were mixed with layered backing vocals to create this musical memento mori.
The official Release Party will be at Bryant Lake Bowl tomorrow night. Tickets are still available HERE
There also will be an interactive art installation by Seattle artist Casey Middaugh: “For Whom the Bell Toils is an interactive art installation designed to make space for acknowledging and honoring the grief and work around the end of life.”