Inspired by Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels, performed live in the Bushwick Book Club at the Living Room, NYC on July 30, 2013.
In this book we learn that the 20th Regiment of Infantry, Maine Volunteers had a special bugle call to let them know whatever bugle call followed was meant for their brigade. It was written by Dan Butterfield, the same Union army general who composed the bugle melody we know as Taps. I incorporated the 20th Maine's signature bugle call into my song; it's the repeating line that sounds like someone calling "Dan, Dan, Dan, Butterfield..."
Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has
won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016....more