Elliott Sharp & Eric Mingus: Songs from a Rogue State
“Longtime collaborators, Mingus and Sharp have worked together for decades in a dizzying variety of musical situations.” – Real Art Ways
Son of the legendary jazz icon Charles Mingus, Eric Mingus is, unsurprisingly, a musical polymath himself. A classically trained vocalist, he sings the blues like nobody’s business, improvises with the best of them, and plays a fierce bass. Mingus caught the attention of Knoxville audiences during Our Common Nature: An Appalachian Celebration with Yo-Yo Ma & Friends in the late spring of 2023. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Eric Sharp has been a legend on the downtown New York scene for decades. He’s led the projects Orchestra Carbon, SysOrk, Tectonics and Terraplane. Songs from a Rogue State, their record released in 2022, is a complex stew of thoughts, emotions, poetics, and humor.