Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics

Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics

BandSpoken Word

We combined old school blues and poetry. The blues started with the word. Poetry is the word.

Biography

midnight yoga for alcoholic

To enrol for classes take these three simple steps:

Step One. Grab a back porch gut-bucket of blues.
The kind that creeps out of the Mississippi delta like a snake tongued slide guitar. The label should read old school and include equal chunks of stone hoodoo, nightshade, and ghost trains.

Step Two. In to the bucket blend in the modern cadences of incisive spoken word. Make sure that you can taste the city.

Step Three. How to serve.
Garnish with a jazzed penny whistle.
Age for at least five decades and serve cold.
You are now enrolled in sound fusion.
You are making the culture with words.
As old as the poet and as new as the microphone.

Welcome to midnight yoga for alcoholics.

history of midnight yoga for alcoholics
Kirk and Cennth met at a jam session hosted by Sheri-D Wilson in 2008. They were both intrigued by the fusion of the penny whistle and the slide guitar. Later during an open mic at the now legendary Bar Named Sue, they added Kirk reciting poetry. The response was overwhelming. So they decided to work together. In the following year they worked diligently at putting together a set that fused poetry, blues guitar and penny whistle. They did their first performance at Weeds Cafe for the Passion Pitch Poetry Series in early 2009 and have been performing at various venues and festivals ever since.

Cennth Sinclair Cen began his musical career studying violin and was an active member of a high school orchestra. After graduating in 1975 Cen spent ten years playing in various bar bands as either a fiddler or rhythm guitar player while working full time. In 1986 he attended the University of Calgary, and graduated in 1991 with a BSc in Anthropology with a specialty in music ethnography. For the next nine years Cen continued to pursue his musical career until in 2000 Cen picked up the blues guitar. He has been mesmerized by its haunting sound ever since. In the last seven years he has worked or collaborated with several different luminaries in the Calgary music scene. For twenty-five years Cen has been a fixture in the Calgary music scene and will continue to add to the culture as a virtuoso blues slide guitar player for years to come.

Kirk Miles His poems have been produced on CBC’s Alberta Anthology and his poetry and short stories have been published by several journals in western Canada. He is a playwright and a founding member of One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre. He has had several plays professionally produced and has earned recognition for his work including a playwriting award from Alberta Culture for co-writing the critically acclaimed Juggler on a Drum. Touchwood Press published a book of poetry entitled The Last Six Minutes of Elvis in 2002. In the fall of 2007 Bravo aired a half hour special on his life as a poet, playwright and clown. In the spring of 2009 he attended the Banff Leighton Artist Colony, where he finished a manuscript entitled of ash of brick of water, which, will be published in the winter of 2010 by Plan-B House Publishing. In June of 2009 Kirk Miles won the Alberta Screenwriters Award for a screenplay entitled Shadow Maker.

Discography

Take me to Banff is relealed on Itunes. Take me to Banff and Voodoo Women are being streamed on Facebook - Midnight Yoga for Alcoholics band page. The songs and sets have also been streamed on Raw Salvage. We did a live version of Love comes stealin on CJSW.

Set List

The set is 50 minutes, and consists of 12 songs.

1 Cat in the fridge
2 Sam McGee
3 Bull Dog
4 Thinking in waves
5 Future Blues (cover) with call and response poetry/lyric
6 Green River (cover) with call and response poetry/lyric
7 Love come stealing (cover) with call and reponse poetry/lyric
8 Grace
9 Voodoo women
10 Long train
11 Take me to Banff
12 Pony blues (cover) with call and response poety/lyric