The Piano Burning w/ John Carnessali & Matty J
We burned a piano. Yes. Yes, we did. It was old – dating back to 1837. But it sat outside an entire winter – it had weathered the snows of upstate New York. It was beyond any type of restoration. But it was beautiful.
We were fortunate to have Syracuse’s award winning photographer John Carnessali there to capture the piano’s final moments – to immortalize its beauty in a different medium – in the memory of a photograph. The evening was set up as an opportunity to create the art and photographs for our upcoming album, “Building a Fire” – set to release on June 27th, 2015. We also had Matty J from Knot Lion Media, a talented videographer based out of New York City, there to help us record a video for our 2014 Grassroots inspired song “Rabbit Run.”
Among the flames and swirling embers – there was much music, joviality, and laughter. We were happy to have an evening like the one on April 25th captured through both photography and video – and we’re excited to share them with you.
And if you are ever in need of a photographer or videographer, please seek out John Carnessali (www.johncarnessali.com) and Matty J from Knot Lion Media (https://instagram.com/knotlionmedia/). They are both such great people, incredibly professional in their work, and talented at what they do. Thanks!