Third Eye Re-opens
After a successful opening in Princeton, W.Va., last Saturday night, Third Eye Cabaret re-opens at Taylor Books in Charleston, W.Va., this Saturday, Aug. 14, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., featuring IO and the IONS with special guests Option 22. We spent the last week at the official Third Eye Cabaret Camp at The RifRaff Arts Collective, rehearsing up a new show-full of tunes. So, please come out and check us out in our well-rehearsed splendor full of harmonic convergences. You may wish to get to Taylor’s a bit early if you wish a seat. If past Cabaret shows at Taylor are an indication, there’ll be a decent crowd.
The evening opens with a short set of rhythmic world-beat rock by Option 22, feauturing the inimitable vocals and lyrics of Lori McKinney and the stellar string playing of Robert Blankenship, Albert Perrone and Clayton Blankenship. You will likely hear a digeridoo, a shamisen and many other instruments along the way. Io joins them after the opening set for the transformation into IO and the IONS, featuring a set of theatrical folk-rock. (Io has been known to resemble me). The Ions will perform their set from the upcoming Culturefest world music and healing arts festival at the Appalachian South Folklife Center, five minutes and one mountain over from Pipestem State Resort. A more stirring and gorgeous outdoor stage at the tippy-top of a mountain in the Appalachian outback ye shall not find. The festival runs Thursday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 12, and IO and the IONS have a primo hour-long set at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 on the main stage.