Mary Knapp- Songwriter & Musician

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WHAT ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?

Musically speaking, to name a few: Chopin/Rachmaninoff/Debussy, French chanson, Kurt Weill, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Aretha Franklin.

WHAT DO YOU FIND INSPIRING?

New musical timbres, singing while driving, working on my feet/building things, dancing my ass off, playing music with friends, snow days, an active mind while falling asleep, dreams, overwhelming feelings of nostalgia or love, patience, forgiveness.

TELL US A FUNNY STORY ABOUT YOURSELF.

When I was a kid I had a thumb-sucking problem.  My grandfather had a procedure for weaning me off the thumb and that was to read the story "Little Johnny Suck-a-Thumb" from an old book of children's cautionary tales.  In the story Johnny gets his thumbs snipped off by tiny men with giant scissors.  Yes, there were illustrations.  I was off the thumb by age 7.

LA MAMA PRESENTS
THE DREAM VAULT CYCLE

October 24, 2014 - November 2, 2014
The Club at La MaMa E.T.C.
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Exploring the thread of creation & inspiration The Dream Vault Cycle brings together over fifty multidisciplinary artists from opposing aesthetics. Their combined talents create unique multi-media performances exploring the evolution of a creative idea and the interpretation of its seed value as it journeys from art form to art form.