Talk Of Teronus airs its newest episode featuring Annalise Stalls


Take two quirky Meldavians a.k.a. Wezo & Drave, posing as would be musicians and otherwise professional humans, put them together in a room with their various guests and other musicians and watch what happens. "The Talk Of Teronus" does just that, providing lively chat with interesting and talented guests like jazz saxophonist and composer Annalise Stalls, featured in the newest episode, who is promoting her new CD "Music For Mounds". The talk may be fun and you may get a dose of culture from the "dramatic readings" portion of the show, but the real deal is when it gets down to the music. Wezo & Drave, along with Chuck Cotton on drums (or Chip Click who sits in for Chuck on this episode), and Roger Kohrs on bass, make up "The Talk Of Teronus Rimshot Band" to back up their guests as they collaborate on a live performance. This time it's..."Sunny Moon For Two" showing off Annalise's skills on the soprano saxophone.

There are 15 previous shows that you can browse here. Curious to know more about "Mounds"? go here.

The Boston Boys Schedule Show At The Creative Center, Oct. 9


So, we've been saying that our October 3rd event featuring Hanz Araki along with Ranford Almond would be our last show for 2014 and meaning it. Well... that was until we got an e-mail inquiring about possibly helping put something together for a group called The Boston Boys.  who will now be appearing in the Sanctuary building at The Creative Center Thursday October 9, 2014.

Their name would have you believe they hail from the state of Massachusetts, but these guys are really from Brooklyn, NY. Their name is taken from the title of a traditional fiddle tune. Curiously, Boston has provided us with more than one group here at The Collabative with prior acts - Ezekiels Wheels & Occidental Gypsy which just added to the intrigue.

It turns out that one of the current members of The Boston Boys, Eric Robertson, is a former member of Beacon Wood, a very popular American band from the Greensboro area. We love the local angle and the fact that while this group is in town, the afternoon before their performance at The Creative Center, they will do a music work shop at Weaver Academy. Those are the kinds of things we love to see and are eager to promote.

While this is not a Collabative show in the "House Concert" format we have done this year, we are proud to have our name associated with this event and to help promote it. Once again we will help bring you music you might otherwise not hear. It will be a wonderful night of entertainment in the Sanctuary Building and well worth your time. Please save the date, make plans to attend and tell a friend too! Buy advance tickets here.

Talk of Teronus, The 1st Super Jam, & Our Video-Recording Ironies


We could have hardly imagined that video recording would become a significant part of what we do as part of The Collabative. Why? you may ask. Well... having now produced roughly 24 shows over the last 2 1/2 years, video recording them and getting results that we can be proud of, or even "settle for", remains a major challenge. It's just not something we've excelled at, where live events are concerned.

Talk of Teronus Super Jam, Musicians from left to right: Roger Kohrs, Chuck Cotton, Max Drake, Wezo, Scott Sawyer & Dave Fox. Photo by Melody Watson

So, when we got the invite from Wezo and Drave to produce their show "The Talk Of Teronus" there was, as you might imagine,  a momentary hesitation. Even reluctance. What tipped us in favor of going ahead is not easily recalled, (though you can be sure it had something to do with the laid-back attitude of the show's hosts and the fact that they not only interview guests who are spectacular musicians, but these folks are nice, too!) Still, suffice it to say that the decision was a good one and the experience has been positive all the way around.

Season One is in the books and Season Two will officially begin September 1, 2014. In the meantime the guys - Wezo and Drave - brought some of their mega-talented musician friends together for what they are calling a "super jam" and we thought we'd let you have a look.