Chalk Dinosaur Podcast

13. Jeremy Colbert • Taragape - Spirit Maze

February 20, 2020

In this episode I sit down with Jeremy Colbert who is a Pittsburgh based singer/songwriter, guitar and terrapan player. Jeremy plays in a Pittsburgh folk rock band called Nameless in August, but this episode focuses on his upcoming solo album called Spirit Maze and the story behind it. His solo artist alias is Taragape. The album release show is this Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. Details and links below!

Artist: Taragape

Album: Spirit Maze (Available 2.22.2020)

Bandcamp: www.taragape.bandcamp.com

Album Release Show: Saturday, 2.22.2020 • 6-9pm

Venue: Dragon's Den • 1008 Amity St • Homestead, PA

 

Album Art (wood):Naked Geometry • https://www.facebook.com/WisdomAndWork/

Album Art (painting): Krystaleyez • https://www.krystleyez.com/

Nameless in August: https://namelessinaugust.bandcamp.com/releases 

Press release for Spirit Maze and the accompanying release show:

Jeremy Colbert, of folk-rock band Nameless in August, spent most of 2019 working to bring the album “Spirit Maze” to fruition. What began as a solo album with healing intentions has grown into a music entity seeking to support community and cultivate consciousness. The origin of the name stems from agápe, one of seven different words for ‘love’ by the ancient Greek culture, meaning unconditional love or love for humanity.

This unique album features handpan (inverted steel drum) arranged with strings intertwined with conscious guitar and lyric compositions. It is truly a sonic journey of reflection.

The album will be released on 02-22-20, 6-9pm at the Dragon’s Den, a new venue serving the youth community of Homestead by establishing an indoor ropes course and zip line. The Dragon’s Den will officially open this summer and 18% of tickets sold will benefit the venue. https://dragonsdenpgh.org/

For all event info and to purchase tickets, visit:

https://bit.ly/3blEq2L

Taragápe will perform the album in its entirety as a 5-piece ensemble featuring Jeremy Colbert
(handpan/guitar/vocals), Matt Price (drums/percussion), James Bristol (double bass), Briana Carraher (cello), and Nashwan Abdullah (violin/fiddle).

The all-star lineup includes supporting musicians:

Scott & Rosanna
Guy Russo
David JM Bielewicz
Lauren ‘Shay’ DeMichiei
Jason Gamble
Monkey Goddess

Entertainment from circus arts performers:

Camille Zamboni (contortionist) and Ishkaday (dancer, light/fire spinner & acrobat)

Live painting by the renowned Seth Leibowitz
Also featured will be Hope Academy student performers!

Empath Sober Bar will be serving locally-sourced intentionally-infused non-alcoholic beverages

Laser-cut album merchandise designed by Naked Geometry

Production by Xenon Entertainment

Event coordination by TJ Parker-Young of Bricolage Theater Company

 

 

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