Old Man Cabbage: The Live Experience

Old Man Cabbage: The Live Experience

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Old Man Cabbage The Movie: by Blair Crimmins and the Hookers and Ninja Puppet Productions. This Silent film will have band perform the sound track live! Then stick around to hear them play a full set. Two farm kids runaway to try and join a ghostly circus that appears in a 1920's style Speakeasy.


Crimmins brings The Hookers out to blast the room with Dixieland horns, rowdy ragtime piano and gypsy jazz guitar. Songs jump with a 1920's gaudiness, reminiscent of tawdry, dangerous jazz. While devious lyrics can mirror the sinister Charlestons they accompany, Crimmins also has a grab bag of torch songs at his disposal, spotlighting the loneliness of a life spent in the shadows.

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers have joined Ninja Puppet Productions to bring a unique cinimatic musical experience.

See the band perform the sound track to the Film Old Man Cabbage live. Then stick around and hear the band do a full set. The film and musical set combined last about 90min.

In order to celebrate the unique, arousing 1920's-esque sounds of the new Blair Crimmins and The Hookers album State Hotel, puppetry and experimental film veteran Raymond Carr spearheaded the development of a 15 Minute short film that centers on the single "Old Man Cabbage."

"I loved the song 'Old Man Cabbage' - it's just so fun and jumpy, but dark and menacing at the same time. So I approached Blair with the idea of making a "Thriller-like" music video that would tell a story and showcase his music in a different way."

Mixing traditional approaches with experimental film elements like miniature sets, the team created a live action environment set in a fanciful vision of the 1920s/1930s. The combination of practical and composite effects sell the "miniature world" in which the live action is set, creating a unique visual vehicle for the music of Blair Crimmins and The Hookers.

THE MUSIC: Blair Crimmins and The Hookers

Blair Crimmins and The Hookers incorporate early New Orleans Jazz sounds, Dixieland and Ragtime to cleverly deliver lyrically dramatic songs with youthful energy. The song "Old Man Cabbage" appears on the band's most recent album State Hotel, and while the actual song appears in "the speakeasy" portion of the video, the band composed and performed the beautiful, haunting score for the entire short film.

Blair is a multi-instrumental virtuoso with an interesting story of his own (SEE THIS ARTICLE). You can learn more at: http://www.blaircrimminsandthehookers.com/.