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Where I Come From

by Rich Ferguson

Deep drums/loops; sonic wash of guitars and thoughtful lyrics: Sounds like Jack Kerouac, meeting Massive Attack and Swordfish Trombones in a dark L.A. bar.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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Album Notes
"There are few writers who have been able to transcend the labels of prose, poetry and storytelling to create a synthesized artform unique to the literary world.  Three come to mind: Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs and Rich Ferguson.  

The commonalities run deep not surface or perfunctory; the tracking of the seedy human minutiae of existence, the private hell of the greasy pop proletarian, the blurring of the paradoxes of benevolent versus malevolent and the sacred versus the profane, all the while using an interdimensional language bridging the chasm of star-crossed lovers and dysfunctional shysters.  Rich Ferguson conveys the pimply win/lose truth of Buk in the high-minded junkie Burroughs way of expressing.
Wailing from New Jersey, bombing San Francisco in the late 80s and then emerging on the Los Angeles ONYX Spoken Word scene in the 90s as one of the originalNeo-Beat "Idyllic Nihilists," Rich Ferguson holds the eternal soul of angels within the black leather pouch of personal demons.  He willingly inhabits and recounts a world of sad violent teenagers doing donuts in muscle cars; of Mother Mary and "the ashes that are her eyes"; of strip club kidnappers; of personal sin inventories and a planet devoid of dogs; of urban decay and the fertility of modern charade; of humans treading water in a bright polluted sea.

As a spoken word performer and musician, Rich Ferguson is unparalleled, leaving Buk and Burroughs in the dust; shapeshifting, teleporting and otherworldly-agile, contorting and twisting Christ-like, crying eyes rolling back for an intense salvation, lipstick-smeared wedding dress-wearing ghoul ranting perfect sense into an otherwise clogged filter.

Rich Ferguson is a rarified artist leaving no telescoping stone unturned."

-Milo Martin (L.A. Writer)


Rich Ferguson Bio:

Rich Ferguson has performed across the country and has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Wanda Coleman, Exene Cervenka, T.C. Boyle, Loudon Wainwright, Bob Holman, and many other esteemed poets and musicians. He has performed on The Tonight Show, at the Redcat Theater in Disney Hall, the New York City International Fringe Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, the South by Southwest Music Festival, the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, the DocMiami International Film Festival, the Topanga Film Festival, and Stephen Elliott’s “Rumpus.” He is also a featured performer in the film, What About Me? (the sequel to the double Grammy-nominated film 1 Giant Leap), featuring Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, k.d. lang, Krishna Das, and others. He has been published in the LA TIMES, spotlighted on PBS (Egg: The Art Show), and was a winner in Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match, LA. Ferguson is a Pushcart-nominated poet, and also a regular contributor and poetry editor to the online literary journal, The Nervous Breakdown.



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