Rob K and I recently found a great addition to the Purgatory project. We were looking for the right artist to help us put together a package for a planned CD and for our digital releases for the Purgatory Home Companion, and our old friend Stephen Holman has agreed to help. Stephen, Rob and I have known each other since the 1980s, when we were all participants in the seamy but creative East Village scene. Since that time all three of us have moved west – Stephen lives in Los Angeles now, Rob in Hawaii and I am in San Francisco. But we’re all in touch via the magic of Facebook and the odd visit, and Rob and I are very happy that Stephen has added his talents to the mix.
Purgatory Cover Artist
This song is from another of my ongoing music projects, the Purgatory Home Companion. The invention of trash-blues artist Rob K, this is the second in a trilogy of music sets built around Dante’s “Divine Comedy”. The first piece, on hell, was produced by Rob’s New York band The Workdogs,…
11 Nov 2012
Rob K — trash-blues artist extraordinaire, and front half of both the Jam Messengers and the Workdogs — has broken through to academia. Rob’s solo work, the Purgatory Home Companion, has come to the attention of the Dante scholar Arielle Saiber, associate professor of romance languages at Bowdoin College in Brunswick,…
20 Jun 2015