The Restoration Album Release at Trustus Theatre
Saturday, April 23, 2010 | 7:00 doors
We’ve been following The Restoration over the last couple of months through their recording process and this Friday we finally get to hear the fruit of their labor.
The release will be held at The Trustus Theatre with set design by The Restoration and Brandon McIver and lights designed by Trustus master electrician Trey Hobbs.
The album Constance is much more than just 12 songs. Included in the Constance Compendium is
A 47-page paperback book, featuring:
- John Gilead Palmer: A Short Story by Daniel Machado
- Map of Lexington, 1912 – Featuring locations from the narrative
- Black & white photos of Lexington, SC and surrounding area by Amber Machado
- Timeline 1861-1930
- Shape note score of “Thy Sword, Thy Shield”, the hymn by Daniel Machado, performed on the album by The Tattnall River Shape Note Singers in Savannah, GA.
- Owen ~ Vale ~ Palmer family trees
Opening the show will be Riley Baugus who recently performed on Robert Plant and Allison Krauss’ album Raising Sand. Baugus’ old time American banjo and song have also been featured in the film Cold Mountain.
Also perorming will be Natalie Brown and featured belly dancers of Alternacirque.
The Restoration presents Constance
Their debut LP, featuring 12 original songs.
The album tells the fictional story of Constance Owen, an unrealized musical prodigy born to poor cotton farmers several years after the American Civil War in Lexington, SC. Her eventual union with Aaron Vale, a carpenter and musician of mixed race from Chicago, and the birth of their son, Thomas, will plant a seed of discriminative hate in the surrounding community, bringing about the bankrupting of her family by the affluent Palmers, the related death of her husband, and the burying of her creative aspirations. Years later, Thomas’ nihilistic vengeance against the Palmers will set off a series of violent events as the South and the rest of the world plunge into the Great Depression.