Category: The Desperate Characters of Mercer County

A theatrical work of puppetry and object manipulation by Jenna Ann MacGillis. Set in frontier-era Missouri, Desperate Characters traces the lives of MacGillis’ ancestors as they navigate terrain all-too-familiar to the canon of American folk balladry: alcohol, gambling, murder, farms, banks, family, and God. For this story, I arranged traditional tunes and composed a few original pieces. The show will premiere at San Diego’s first Fringe Festival July 5-7, 2013.

DCMC Premiere & Album Release

The Desperate Characters of Mercer County has its premiere are the 1st Annual San Diego Fringe Festival tonight at Space 4 Art. AND, we’re releasing the recording of my score. Thanks to Doug Barker for the excellent CD packaging design!

CDs will be available at the show and online via bandcamp. Notes on the historical sources of the music can be found here.

First track from DCMC

My score for The Desperate Characters of Mercer County is finally finished. We’ll have CDs for sale at the show June 5-7th, and also online via bandcamp. Until then, here’s the first track…

DCMC In the Studio

Had a great weekend recording my score for The Desperate Characters of Mercer County with Meghann Welsh and Batya MacAdam-Somer! The show premieres at San Diego’s first Fringe Festival in early July: DESPERATE CHARACTERS OF MERCER COUNTY – San Diego Fringe Festival

DCMC Promo

Made a promo for my big summer project, The Desperate Characters of Mercer County, showing at San Diego’s first Fringe Festival in July 2013.

The Desperate Characters of Mercer County from Clint Davis on Vimeo.

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