Learn About Jonatha Brooke's *My Mother Has Four Noses* Album/Theater Project
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:41:54
Modern folk icon Jonatha Brooke's ambitious album and theater project, *My Mother Has Four Noses*, exceeded its entire PledgeMusic campaign target in its first week.
The project documents the poignant and, at times, humorous journey of Jonatha living with her mother who is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's-induced dementia. It's been an overwhelming response to a highly ambitious creative undertaking. In return for supporting the album and workshops of the play, fans receive such personal and intimate memorabilia as a handwritten lyric sheet, specialty T-shirts and powerful real time connections like attending a rehearsal, enjoying a living room concert, or getting a music and guitar lesson from Jonatha.
Seeds of this powerfully expressive project were sown two Septembers ago when Jonatha moved her mother to New York. "It was quite an adventure. My mother had always been dramatic, but in her dementia, she elevated her own particular brand of theatre to a whole new level. Almost daily she would play, 'Boolie! Are you getting this down? This is good! We should make a play out of it!'" Jonatha recalls. "So I did. I wrote a play - it's a musical, and I've written an album of new material to accompany it." Jonatha will also be donating a part of what she raises to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. "They are a no-nonsense organization that spends every penny they make on finding a cure," she says. "We have to start talking about this disease, - it's uncomfortable, - but the reality is that anybody with a brain is susceptible!"
Please go here for more info about the campaign and this project.
Who is totally intrigued by Brooke's album/project? We are!