Our Fair City

Finally: a recording of the traditional murder ballad Henry Lee, popularized by Dick Justice (and more recently) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Henry Lee

  • Vocals— Betsey Palmer
  • Vocals— Stephen Poon
  • Backing Vocals— DJ Catnip
  • Guitar— Stephen Poon
  • Violin— Jeffrey Gardner

Traditional Murder Ballad.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.

Direct download: Henry_Lee_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am CDT

Halloween Special 2/3- The Spirit of Chicago

A Halloween ode to Chicago's favorite liquor, which you should absolutely try if you have never had the pleasure.  

The Spirit of Chicago

  • The Spirit of Chicago— Stephanie Murphy
  • Music and Effects— DJ Catnip

Written by Ele Matelan. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner.  Sound Design by DJ Catnip.  Episode Art by Dann Tincher.  Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.

Direct download: Spirit_of_Chicago-_Halloween_OFC__final_mp3-_10_28_15_7.49_AM.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CDT

This Halloween, HartLife NFP is happy to share a trio of ghoulish short audio pieces: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm,’ Ele Matelan’s “The Spirit of Chicago,’ and the murder ballad “Henry Lee.”

Part 1 of 3: The Conqueror Worm

  • The Conqueror Worm— Jonah Winston
  • Cello— Ira Ochs

Written by Edgar Allan Poe. Directed by Jeffrey Gardner. Produced by Jeffrey Gardner. Recording Engineering by DJ Catnip.  Music recorded by Ira Ochs.  A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, MakeSpace!

Direct download: Conqueror_Worm_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am CDT

We are excited to share a live recording of our 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival show, "Human Resources."  Thanks to the Fringe Festival for being amazing hosts to our work- learn more about the festival at chicagofringe.org

  • The Voice of Human Resources— Jared Latore
  • Kim— Abby Doud
  • Izzy— Stephanie Murphy
  • The Voice of the Test— Clint Worthington
  • Alex— Clint Worthington
  • Various— Jared Latore, Clint Worthington

Written by Kat Evans and Ele Matelan. Directed by Jennifer Olson. Live Foley Devised and Performed by Ele Matelan. Music and Electronic Environment by DJ Catnip.  Music Direction by Betsey Palmer. Episode image from the 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival by Jenna Braunstein. Created by Clayton Faits. A huge thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Iron Galaxy!

Direct download: Human_Resources_Fringe_2015_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am CDT

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