Live at Sippin Cafe
'The mystical, landscape like sounds of alto flute, violin, acoustic & electric guitars, set to Solomon's award winning songwriting brings to life a story of tragic origin, and a painful climax of a crumbling love affair in this live presentation of the first ever recording of the secret concert multimedia theatre project entitled, 'The Tragedy of Johnny True Love''. -The Artist Journal The TRIO: Guitar/Vocals: Rock Solomon Flute/Sax: Julee Avallone Violin: Brady Thomas From: ROCK SOLOMON I have never fit into the musician mold, or the artist mold, or the freak mold. Yes, even freaks are made from molds sometimes. In school, I didn't even fit in with the kids who didn't fit in. I guess they would call me a loner, but I suppose that would be a type too, and it doesn't really suit me either. So it's hard to say much about me, only that I follow my heart, always have, always will, and I'll die as a person trying before I'll ever live as a person whose given up. I believe in exploring the world, exploring art, the mind, the body... exploring spirituality, exploring sexuality, exploring love and pain, exploring the future and the past, and of course the most challenging exploration of all.... The self. My songs are the story of my own personal exploration; where I've come from, what I've learned, and where I'm going. About: JULEE AVALLONE Julee Avallone began playing flute at age 7, guided and encouraged by an artistic family, she soon dreamed of playing in orchestras. She learned other instruments while specializing to earn her Bachelors in Flute Performance at Arizona State University. After returning to New England she completed her Masters degree in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory. Along her journey Ms. Avallone has played in orchestral settings at Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Chautauqua Music Festival, as well as numerous ensembles including: Lyric Opera Theater, the Bob Moses Ensemble, the Arabic Ensemble, the Allen Chase Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble, the Memphis Ensemble, Brazilian Jazz Ensemble, the George Garzone Ensemble, and the New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra, and many others. Fearless of limitations, Ms. Avallone has pushed her music-making experiences into modern live settings as a member of Buddha Funk Special, whose members later formed Dr. Juice, as well as touring with the Mike Gordon Band and performing occasionally with the Everyone Orchestra. With these groups she has pushed envelopes of improvisational group music while using her voice, flute and sax in wildly innovative ways. Who is: BRADY THOMAS (aka TIP-TOP) There are no known pictures of Brady Thomas, and all computer databases regarding his history and origins have seemingly been erased for unknown reasons. He can sometimes be found in Key West, performing on the streets wearing funny hats. Location: SIPPIN' CAFE Sippin Cafe is a located in Key West Florida on Eaton st., just off Duval street, next to the Tropic Cinema Independent Theatre. It is known locally for being a place of free expression, and coffee.