Light & Shadow: Unplugged Across America

by Michael Garfield

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when love's first blush is gone the fruit has fallen off and we're left scratching heads it hurts so we're not dead when weariness sets in and fame is wearing thin so soon do we forget it hurts so we're not dead when we are disconnect we don't feel, just expect and we're not full, just fed it hurts so we're not dead when even pain is old and doesn't hurt as should and we're desperate to be bled it hurts so we're not dead


The Light & Shadow Tour is a six-week national event combining music, lectures, and documentary film-making from investigative journalist Charles Shaw and visionary artist Michael Garfield as they engage communities across the US in conversation about the role of the unconscious in personal and cultural transformation.

As the two traverse some of North America's most gorgeous terrain, Michael is pausing at various roadside wonders to record spontaneous acoustic performances of songs both old and new. These tracks chronicle, in album form, the video series Michael records as a "digital fossil" of this continent's vast expanses...

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Watch the videos:

01 - "When The Orbit Curtain Falls"
at White Mountain Fire Overlook, Washington

02 - "Tin Heart"
at Heaven on Earth Restaurant, Oregon

03 - "Autocatalysis"
at Mill Spring, North Carolina

04 - "It Hurts So We're Not Dead"
at North Umpqua River Dam, Oregon

05 - "Offering Hands"
at the Salt Fork of the Brazos River, Texas





Michael Garfield Santa Fe, New Mexico

Singer-songwriter, avant-guitarist, and electronic live producer all at once, Michael's dynamic live shows and intricate albums takes listeners on emotional trips spanning folk tradition and the avant-garde.

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