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Carla Bozulich photograph from “Sourtoe Cocktail Club” blog

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day.

Today’s guest is a musical outlaw who formed The Geraldine Fibbers and re-made Willie Nelson’s classic “Red Headed Stranger” with Willie himself on 3 songs. She’s the leader of the band Evangelista and a founder member of bands including Ethyl Meatplow, Scarnella & the Neon Veins. She produces, writes poetry and vents rants. She’s a curator, an artist and an unstoppable force. Welcome to Velvet Sheep, Carla Bozulich!


Photograph by Sara Bonaventura

I asked Carla what she’s up to at the moment, and here’s the down-low:
“”The Red Headed Stranger” will be re-issued this week on limited vinyl Folktale Records, I’m preparing to record the next Evangelista album for Constellation in Montreal end of this year.
“I have an album coming out in October called “Quieter” It’s all songs and pieces that have been too subtle and ambient t0 fit with Evangelista OR pieces I’ve done since then that are ….. Quieter. The thing is beautiful and mesmerizing, so I’m told.
I’ll be travelling and playing in Europe starting in September or October until next year.”
 So make sure you catch her when she’s near these shores. In the meantime, what will the eclectic palette of Carla serve up as her song choice. Without further ado, this is her “song for ewe”…
“Gil Evans “Las Vegas Tango”, from the album, “The Individualism Of Gil Evans”. It KILLS me every time.
The way it is so composed for large ensemble but the chords are just fucking weird—–like the horn players are all wasted but then you hear it live and it’s exactly the same———and you realize that the parts are actually composed to be slightly off.
Anyway, it soars. Anyway it just grooves and then it gets 60s cool and then wails again. Love.”

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