Art Terry: Possum and Sweet Potatoes

February 12, 2020

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Art is a London based musician who happened to be in New York for an album launch during the time of his recording session. We recorded together at Never Records in London in 2010 which was part of Illuminate Production’s Merge Festival. Art is a DJ on Resonance FM, an amazing community driven station in London that features art and experimental music. When I saw that Art was traveling through New York, I asked him to come perform at BAM. He had just come back from a trip to Tennessee where he visited his great aunt. She gave Art a picture of his grandmother as a young woman dressed proudly in Edwardian dress. An African American who has lived in London for twenty years and Los Angeles for another twenty, Art did not identify with his Southern roots. The picture was life changing as he suddenly felt directly linked to his Southern heritage. We captured this feeling in a new song entitled Possum and Sweet Potatoes. Art may record this song again, but it will never be charged with the afterglow of this discovery.
Identifier 2020s.90212
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
performerArt Terry
top billingArt Terry