A Night With Busman’s Holiday & Ross Gay
A New Release Celebration
Day of show ticket price is $20.
Busman’s Holiday and Ross Gay team up to deliver the night of your life. Busman’s Holiday, local brother duo bring their work of good humor and thoughtful lyrics to the Indiana theater; from busking to the Buskirk! Busman’s Holiday and their 7-piece band will perform their wonderful music to celebrate their new album, Good Songs. Ross Gay, New York Times bestselling local poet, will read his beautiful works to celebrate his new book, Inciting Joy. Both of them will celebrate each other and may even do something special together. You’ll have to be there to find out!
Ross Gay is interested in joy.
Ross Gay wants to understand joy.
Ross Gay is curious about joy.
Ross Gay studies joy.
Something like that.
Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding, winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the
2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released in 2019 and was a New York Times bestseller. His new collection of essays, Inciting Joy, will be released by Algonquin in October of 2022.
Busman’s Holiday is a band of brothers for over 15 years. The Rogers brothers have been singing together longer than either of them can remember, and they’ve been singing together as a band for nearly half their lives. With Lewis usually but not always playing guitar and Addison usually but always playing drums, Busman’s Holiday has amassed an avid fanbase in the Midwest and beyond, as listeners relate to their heart-on-sleeve lyrics and bright harmonies. On their inventive, giddily experimental third album, the aptly titled Good Songs, Lewis Rogers and Addison Rogers sculpt their lines rather than simply sing them, deploying an arsenal of techniques and tricks to deliver lyrics about loneliness and connection and joy and fulfillment. “When we were recording this album, we kept thinking, How can we sing this in a way that sounds zippy?” says Addison (voluminous beard, beautifully infectious laugh). “How can we sing this in a way that doesn’t sound boring?” His brother continues the thought, “In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, there was this revolution of people like the Beach Boys and the Beatles using their voices in the strangest ways,” says Lewis (the taller of the pair, with a van dyke goatee that gives him the look of a gunslinger). “We’re trying to pick up on that. You can have a million synthesizers, but the human voice can do something wilder and weirder than all that equipment.”