THE COVERAGE CONTINUES! A DAY FOR GRACE/SAM LLANAS TO GET NATIONAL/GLOBAL ATTENTION ON DAVE MARSH’S SIRIUS-FM SHOW, “SPECTRUM”!!!

Dynamo performer Llanas (left) belts-it-out at the Rockwood Music Hall, NYC, Sept. 2012.  Accompanied by long-time percussionist Ryan Schiedermayer (right).  Photo by Lynn Vala

Dynamo performer Llanas (left) belts-it-out at the Rockwood Music Hall, NYC, Sept. 2012. Accompanied by long-time percussionist Ryan Schiedermayer (right). Photo by Lynn Vala

As someone who has been on the bandwagon since the play A Day For Grace made its debut at Stage Left Studios in Manhattan last September, I have taken slack, I have taken criticism, I have steered through harsh criticisms leveled at me through this blog, Facebook and my business email.  One trick pony, in their pocket, too one-sided.

Now it’s time to share this coverage, and hope that others take up the crusade as I have.  This play has personal meaning to myself as well as the team behind the play.  All of us have been touched by topics within the play.

On Sunday, September 22, on the last day of the New York run, again at Stage Left Studios, at 11:00 a.m., Sam Llanas, Doug Vincent and Gary Tanin will be on the Dave Marsh “Kick Out The Jams” radio show on Sirius XM Radio, The Spectrum (Channel 28).

To the established readers of this blog, you already know the sensitive, real-life topics discussed in the play.  They are dark and sordid.  For those of you who are new to BouleBlog (and the demographics suggest readership has increased recently, THANK YOU) a brief sysnopsis:

A Day For Grace (ADFG)  is a play about a soon-to-be new father facing the ghosts from his upbringing, recalling dramatically incidents of bigotry, alcoholism, suicide, and bullying.  All while wading through the precarious birth of his first child.

A Day For Grace playwright and actor Doug Vincent.  Vincent tackles topics of societal taboo usually not considered fodder for a play.  Photo by Matthew Staver

A Day For Grace playwright and actor Doug Vincent. Vincent tackles topics of societal taboo usually not considered fodder for a play. Photo by Matthew Staver

No pressure…

To relieve some of that pressure, especially during some of the more intense scenes (and there are plenty of those, as well as plenty of humorous ones), Llanas will interject at various points during the play to perform excerpts of songs written by Llanas as part of a solo project outside the BoDeans in 1998, Absinthe, A Good Day To Die long BEFORE Vincent had penned the script, as well as some specialty songs written for other causes, along with some terrific compositions penned by Llanas for his outstanding 4A.M. (The Way Home) CD of 2011.

Penned and recorded around the time Vincent was just beginning his inquiry into finding an artist to work with on the project.

Now that everyone is up to speed on the unique nature of this two man, one-two punch play, from what has been announced so far, it is expected that Marsh will talk to all three components of the play (Vincent, script and lead actor, Llanas, musical performer, and Tanin musical director of ADFG and contributor to the Absinthe album)  will talk and discuss the intricacies of the production, and Llanas will perform a song from the play.

If I haven’t driven home this point, this is a rare and precious event.  If you think I speak passionately about this play, you MUST tune in here:

Marsh Sprectrum Banner

http://www.siriusxm.com/thespectrum

The date and time is listed above.  Be sure to check this out in advance, especially if you live in one of the remaining tour cities.  You may not have taken my word for it, but as usual, the cognoscenti are catching up to the curve.  So maybe you will listen to Mr. Marsh as he delves into these dark, taboo, unspoken topics before a global forum?

You can always find out more at these sites:

https://www.facebook.com/DougVincentADayforGraceShow?directed_target_id=0

http://www.adayforgraceshow.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SamLlanas

http://www.samllanas.com/

It’s true; people don’t like to talk about these topics.  But unless they do, these issues will only continue to spread epidemically across that global forum!

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