Welcome To Crazytown was my most ambitious show to date and one that I am most proud of.
Working again with my writer friend Greg Neale, we took Bobby Spade to another level.
I performed Welcome to Crazyytown at the Stand One with a jazz backing band that included Jono Eio on piano, Phil Moriarty on clarinet/guitar/harmonica and his brother Mick Moriarty on double bass.
The show was an hour long poem/song that Bobby Spade wrote in the summer of 1974 whilst grieving the loss of his third wife Tamara to testicular cancer, which is very rare in women.
Described as a bleak solvents-induced Under Milkwood, Welcome to Crazytown was only ever performed once by Bobby Spade at Bertha’s Jazz bar in downtown Baltimore.
That autumn, we recorded it live off the floor at the Premises Studio and this recording is available as an extra on the DVD!
Thanks to Greg, Glenn, Mick, Phil, Jono and Premises Studio for helping me make it possible.