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4/22/2013 1:48:00 PM
Black Forest Society offers journey into deep woods of musical expression
Jason Dudley
Jason Dudley

The unique local musical duo of the Black Forest Society will perform April 27 at the Sedona Beer and Wine Company's Hoppy Grape Lounge.

They will bring Jason Dudley, a local artist along to paint live to the music.

The show is from 7-10 p.m. The Sedona Beer and Wine Company's Hoppy Grape Lounge is located at 2575 W. 89A, Sedona, (928) 554-4682.

The Black Forest Society is William Schwab on guitar and vocals, and Dave Rentz on percussion and vocals. Their music is all original, a unique eclectic mix of acoustic, lyrical, and instrumental sounds.

Schwab refers to their songs as stories.

"The Black Forest in Germany was center of many of Grimm Brothers fairy tales, and other lore." said Schwab. "You can find areas labeled as Black Forest all over the world. There is lure these deep woods, and once the fear of the darkness can be overcome, wonder can be found within. That's what I'm trying to accomplish as songwriter, to reach people in a unique way that speaks to the stories they see within themselves and others. My goal is get people to turn off their TV's, computers, and look up from their phones to rediscover that the high those objects provide cannot compare with the unique experiences that the arts and a open community can provide. It's why I love bringing guys like Jason into the mix, because it creates an even more unique experience, and show how all the arts can connect together and provide an all out joyous assault for audience."

Jason Dudley is a native to Arizona, grew up in Prescott and has lived in the Verde Valley for over eight years now. He has done several live paintings with a band that used to live in Prescott, and is happy to be part of the Black Forest Society experience. The mission behind Jason's live painting is to almost overwhelm the audience with sensory overload.

By combining the lyrics into the subject matter of the live painting, the viewer gets a visual of the songs. This will be Jason's second live painting with the Black Forest Society.

It is also important to note that Black Forest Society will be going back into the studio finally to record their first full length album, which should be out early summer.

The concert will be a celebration of that moment and the moments to come.

So come on down to the Hoppy Grape on April 27th at 7pm, and take a journey into the Deep Woods with the Black Forest Society and Jason Dudley.

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