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The Sessions at Christ Church Cranbrook

by Elliott Earls and The Venomous Sons of Jonah

Love songs and lullabies meet songs of evil preachers sons and albino farm boys in this acoustic folk newbilly record.
Genre: Folk: Angry
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In September 2005 Elliott Earls formed the band The Venomous Sons of Jonah featuring Mike Paradise on drums, Dave Staub on bass and Benjamin Taegue on Mandolin. Elliott and The Venomous Sons went on to record The Sessions at Christ Church Cranbrook. In January 2006 Elliott performed "Bull and Wounded Horse" at Music Hall Detroit with special guests The Venomous Sons of Jonah.

In May of 2002, Elliott Earls in association with Emigre Inc. released "Catfish," a 55 minute film on DVD. "Catfish" traces Earls work from the lab to the stage in a highly manipulated digital film incorporating, animation, stop motion photography, drawing, typography and live action into a seamless performance documentary. Earls was profiled in 2002 by Eye, Print and Punk Planet Magazines. As a performance artist, Earls was awarded an Emerging Artist grant by Manhattan's prestigous Wooster Group. He was a features performer at the Wooster Group's Performing Garage from July 5-12, 1999. Elliott has performed at the Cretiel Theatre Festival in France, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minesota; The Oak Street Theatre in Portland, Maine; at Experimenta 99, Lisbon, Portugal; Opera Totale in Metrre/Venice; Typo 2000 in Berlin; and Living Surfaces in Park City Utah. Elliott also performed for six months at HERE in Soho , New York City. In addition, he was a feature performer during the 1999 and 2000 Culture Mart Festivals in Soho. On May 16, 1999 "Eye Sling Shot Lions" was also shown at Plazzo Della Triennale di Milano during Tratto di Continnuo; at Nightwave in Rimini, Italy, during the "Remaking History" symposium at The American Center for Design, at Fabrica Treviso, Italy; and at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles, California. Earls's first release "Throwing Apples at the Sun" has been reviewed in Emigre, ID magazine, Urb, Heckler, Creative Review, Creativity, and EYE magazines. It was featured in May 1996 in Venice, Italy, during Digital Zuppe. It also won numerous awards and was included in ID Magazine's 1996 Annual Design Review, The 1996 American Center for Design 100 Show, and the 1996 New York Art Director's Club Show. Earl's work has been featured in the books The Graphic Edge, Cool Type, Faces on the Edge, Type in the Digital Age, One and Two Color Graphics, and Cutting Edge Typography. Earls's essay, "WD40: A Tool kit in a Can; Or, The Importance of David Holzman's Diary" appeared in Emigre No. 35, And his essay entitled "Bone Fragments and Bits of Teeth" was published in the American Center for Design's Statements.

Earls spent September 2000-May 2001 as a designer -in-residence at Fabrica, Benetton's studio/research center in Treviso, Italy. He has taught typography, design and multimedia at the State University of New York at Purchase. His serial examination of "spiritual gangsters" has been published by Emigre. Earls also has spent time at numerous American universities, and he has given workshops on design, culture and new media in Europe and America. In 2001 Earls was a finalist for the Chrysler National Design Award in New Media.
In September 2005 Elliott Earls formed the band The Venomous Sons of Jonah featuring Mike Paradise on drums, Dave Staub on bass and Benjamin Taegue on Mandolin. Elliott and The Venomous Sons went on to record The Sessions at Christ Church Cranbrook. In January 2006 Elliott performed "Bull and Wounded Horse" at Music Hall Detroit with special guests The Venomous Sons of Jonah.

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