New Grandma Sparrow Video & Tour Dates
In May 2014, we released the debut album by multi-instrumentalist Joe Westerlund’s alter ego Grandma Sparrow, a weird and weirdly accessible children’s song cycle for adults. Critics called it “mind-blowing…and brilliant” (SPIN), “gloriously freaky” (Village Voice), and “a surreal, train-wreck masterpiece” (Style Weekly), and Grandma gave only a handful of transcendental performances on tour. We’re happy to present a brand new music video for the song “Existential Mothersnakes” and announce that next month he’ll re-embark for a few more shows culminating in a massive performance at Alverno College, where he’ll be joined by a children’s choir and backed by Milwaukee’s much loved “surly high school orchestra,” the Altos.
Feb 25 – Raleigh, NC – Marsh Woodwinds
Feb 26 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
Feb 27– Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
Feb 28 – Louisville, KY – Dreamland
Mar 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Alverno College
Buy Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra (CD/LP) on Spacebomb’s store or digitally on iTunes or Amazon.