The Shaking Ray Levis, comprised of Dennis Palmer and Bob Stagner, will play a composed soundtrack to accompany a musical spoken-word artist-talk performance by Wayne White. Don’t expect this one to be anything like any other artist’s lecture, as White will perform on the banjo while presenting his work and life adventures from puppeteering for Pee-wee’s Playhouse to making award-winning music videos. Additionally, The Shaking Ray Levis will also create a live improvised soundtrack accompanying the video Abstractiony Jones, created by filmmaker Ernie Paik using Dennis Palmer's artwork as source material.

The Shaking Ray Levis—an ongoing collaboration comprised of musicians with a common interest in improvisation—use storytelling, synthesizers, samplers and percussion to achieve their distinctive sound. And you might remember Wayne White’s work from his puppeteering and set designing (alongside Gary Panter) for Pee-wee’s Playhouse, his award-winning music video work for Peter Gabriel or the Smashing Pumpkins, or his crisp and surreal text paintings overlaid on thrift store paintings. A feature-length documentary about White, Beauty Is Embarrassing, will debut at the 2012 SXSW festival.

For more information on Wayne White visit his wesbite waynewhiteart.com

For more information on The Shaking Ray Levis visit their website shakingray.com/

For more information visit beautyisembarrassing.com/

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