We talked with Tekla Waterfield about her show tonight and what she is up to and here is what she had to say…
I’m currently working on two new EP’s, one of which will have more of a live, somewhat stripped down sound that we’ll be recording this summer at Jack Straw Cultural Center as part of an artist grant residency. The other we’ve been working on bit by bit in our own home studio and includes the single, Morpheus, (which hasn’t officially been released yet but did get a premiere spin on 107.7 The End’s Local Only show this past Sunday). We’ll be performing a sneak peek of Morpheus and will be giving a free download of the tune to everyone who comes to the show!
I pull from many topics as sources for song inspiration. For the song, Morpheus, I was thinking about the opioid epidemic and how with it, there’s so much sleeping, or being numb that’s happening. Morpheus was the God of Dreams, the bringer of visions and images. Morpheus became a song about sleeping and dreams, giving up or giving in.
My husband Jeff Fielder as always, brings his vast and in-depth knowledge of music into the production room, absolutely taking the bare bones lyrics, chords and melodies that I bring to the table and transforming them into beautiful works of art. I’m so lucky I get to work with him and with the great crew I have playing with me at the Tractor show! Andy Stoller (Ann Wilson of Heart), Ryan Burns, Elise Suttie, Mike Thornhill and William Mapp (Courtney Marie Andrews).
A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Mary’s Place. With the lovely Tyler Edwards band and the new pop/folk duo, Wish Mission. Doors at 7:30. Show starts at 8pm.
Be sure to grab tickets while you can for tonight! https://www.ticketweb.com/event/913-kbcs-presents-tekla-waterfield-tractor-tickets/9442195