(LOS ANGELES, CA) – The consummate soul man musician Chris Pierce and veteran writer/director Mark Malone (“Bullet-proof Heart,” “Hoods,” “The Last Ship,” “Dead Heat,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) have combined their many talents) to create an original work for the stage, “Reverend Tall Tree’s Blues Opera.” This tale is told in 21 songs, following the journey of a fictional street preacher, many years ago in the American Deep South. A story of love, sorrow, earthy humor, and finally, redemption, we accompany Reverend Tall Tree as he plies his trade (leading street revival meetings) in the dusty small towns of the lower Mississippi valley. And then one moonlit night on the road, his life changes -when the Reverend finds himself falling in love… with a fallen woman.
“Reverend Tall Tree’s Blues Opera” is a high-energy evening of song played by an all-star quartet comprised of electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, upright bass, and drums. In homage to tent revival healing crusades of the early-mid twentieth century, the audience is transformed into a singing, stomping, clapping and sometimes crying “congregation.”
next show will be on Nov 3rd at Molly Malone’s (575 South Fairfax Ave.), Los
Angeles, CA. Doors 6:30pm and showtime 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.