Singer-songwriter/electric guitarist Sy Arden recently spent an evening knocking on doors in her neighborhood near Plaza Midwood offering to sing an original song. Only one person took her up on it, but she’s moving forward with her “Trobairitz” experiment sending invitations for potential audiences to text her for a mini-concert any Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. between now and Christmas. The point? “To see how Charlotte and my neighborhood interacts with live music.” It’s just one of many ways the musician/visual artist is spreading her electrified feminist folk-rock. Courtney Devores
American culture is very “do.” But “be” is where all of the character building and reflection and epiphanies happen. That space is really important and we don’t have enough opportunities or appreciation for that type of state.