Our third video is now fully polished and ready for your viewing pleasure. In it, you’ll see Teresa’s oldest nephew, Adam Butz, and his band, The Wifflers, perform A Kind Heart on Rose Street. A corrosive and, dare we say, explosive tune he wrote in honor of Teresa.
Unlike our previous videos for Goodbye and Great Dream, this one is edgy, spiky and tinged with a bit of anger. But hey, it’s punk rock. When asked about the oddity of having a punk tune on an album that includes gospel, our musical coordinator, Chris Shepard, remarked, “there’s a lot to be angry about on this record.”
And although that is true, the song also evokes some of Teresa’s best qualities. Anyone who ever shared a beer with her can relate to the lyric “now she’s the one who’s always laughing and dancing. Energy to rock the town all night.” Teresa had a stamina that would put Ernest Hemingway to shame and a laugh that was not just loud, but could inflict bodily injury to those nearby.
But we would be remiss in showing you this video if we didn’t give a shout out to another very fabulous Adam. Our wickedly-talented and ridiculously dedicated video editor, Adam Purcell. This is the third video Adam has created for The Angel Band Project.
Adam has put his heart and soul into this project, working late into the night creating these moving pieces. We cannot thank him enough. And Lord knows we can’t pay him enough. Adam donates his editing time and has even been gang-pressed into performing video projection duties at our Saint Louis and Seattle CD release parties.
In fact, he’s given so much, we nearly asked another editor to tackle Rose Street when he told us in no uncertain terms, “Rose Street is mine.” Suffice to say, he had fun cutting this one. And we think it shows. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we’ve enjoyed producing it. And Teresa, as always, rock on.
A Kind Heart on Rose St, recorded live at CRC in Chicago, 2010.