Q&A: The gypsy talks
|By Carlee Henderson|
The Further Adventures of Fatboy and JiveTurky on drug-addled parents and “sophisticated gypsy blues”
Thursday, March 6 — The Further Adventures of Fatboy and JiveTurkey, a local gypsy-blues band, are one-half of “The Gypsy and the Traveler” show Friday at (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing. The band opens for local songwriter Elden Kelly.
Where did The Further Adventures of Fatboy and JiveTurkey name come from?
When I was a kid my father used to do a lot of drugs, get stoned and have his kids play out radio shows such as The Shadow, Abbott and Costello, shows of the like. He would take out a tape recorder, feed us lines, and then hit record. One of the shows was about a crime-fighting duo named Fatboy and Jiveturkey. … We made a whole landscape of the characters and villains we went up against, and I was always Fatboy.
The show at (SCENE) is dubbed “The Gypsy and the Traveler” — how did it come about?
Also, I share an office with Tim Lane, director and curator of SCENE, at the city of East Lansing. We wanted to put a show together and were trying to decide which artist would work best to collaborate with, and I instantly thought of Elden Kelly. He’s a fantastic performer and one of the best musicians in the city.
How would you describe your band’s sound?
Where has your band been playing shows?
Elden Kelly with Further Adventures of FatBoy and JiveTurkey
@ (SCENE) Metrospace
110 Charles St., East Lansing
8pm, doors open at 7:30pm
$10/door, $5 students