Poet Jeffrey Skemp performs "Water Horse" with live musical accompaniment by JG Everest, Martin Dosh, and Karen Townsend. Video camera & editing by Nick Clausen. Words written by Jeffrey Skemp. Music composed by JG Everest and Karen Townsend. Video directed by Jeffrey Skemp, produced by JG Everest and Wavelets Creative. waveletscreative.org
Skemp and Weather is a live poetry + music ensemble headed by poet Jeffrey Skemp (lead vocals), with musicians James Everest (guitars, effects, vocals), Karen Townsend (accordion, vocals) and Martin Dosh (drums, percussion, keys). Since 2015, Skemp and Weather has immersed Skemp's poems, songs and tall tales in moody sonic textures that transport listeners to surreal, mysterious realms, captivating audiences at a wide range of venues such as Patrick's Cabaret, The Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, The Wolf House, 331 Club, and Midtown Farmers Market, among others. Skemp's distinct baritone and dry delivery give his poems unexpected twists and depth when performed live.