Sassafrass is delighted to announce that we have again been nominated for the Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filking. This year Sassafrass has again been nominated for Best Performer, and our composer, Ada Palmer, has, for the first time, been nominated for best Composer/Songwriter.
In celebration of the nomination, and to give people a better sample of the full on-stage performance experience of Sundown, we are temporarily releasing this preview of “Longer in Stories than Stone” from the Balticon debut performance. This video uses the footage from our professional video cameras, and is close to a final cut, but still awaiting some final post-production fixes to details like color tinting and digital zoom. We hope you all enjoy this sample of the performance, and the taste it gives of what we can look forward to when the DVD is finally finished:
The Pegasus awards are an exciting time, when new, exciting creations from around the filk community are gathered and shared. We enourage all our friends to visit the Pegasus website to hear samples of all the other great songs, composers and performers who have also been nominated.
In addition, our recent performance at Worldcon was a great success. It meant an enormous amount to us to be able to bring Sundown to the unique audience which Worldcon attracts, and to share it with so many friends, old and new. Looking down from the stage and seeing the rapt and often tearful faces of friends was an overwhelming experience for us as we performed. We remain extremely grateful to the backers of our Kickstarter, without whose support we could never have brought the group to Worldcon.
We are also happy to announce two upcoming TX performances:
Concert at Fencon (Dallas), Saturday October 5th, preliminarily scheduled for 6 PM. Only two Sassafrass members will be present, Lauren and Ada, so we will concentrate on duet pieces and some of our rarely-performed two-part adaptations of more complex works.
House Filk on Thursday October 10th, in College Station TX, hosted by Lauren and Ada and featuring Heather Dale and S.J. Tucker! We are delighted to be hosting these wonderful guest performers for our first TX area House Filk, and are talking with Heather about plans to experiment with some harmonies together. If you are interested in attending the event, please e-mail us or RSVP on our Facebook event page.