Instrument Interview #1 Suz Slezak
We are very happy to bring you a new series here at Sleepover Shows. We have started interviewing musicians about their instruments; sometimes the instruments will be unique and sometimes they’ll be a little more common. But as we’ve learned over the last few years, an instrument is never just an instrument. Oftentimes we read about the writing process, or the back-stories of songs; here, we hope to examine the relationship between an artist and his or her tool for creating music.
And what better way to kick off our series than with our friend Suz Slezak from the David Wax Museum? We’ve worked with this incredible band a few times now, capturing songs off their first two albums. At this very moment they are finishing up their third, and you can help them out by pledging here. In the video below, you’ll hear Suz talk a little bit about one of the unique sounds of the band–her donkey jawbone. Watch as she tells a few stories about how she first began to play, and then watch as she plays it so quickly her hand seems to blur.
As promised, we’ll have more of these interviews in the future, and look out for a few other new projects coming down the line.