South Rail, The Iris Bell and Clarence Buffalo to Perform April 5 at LiveArt in a Day

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South Rail, The Iris Bell and Clarence Buffalo to Perform April 5

at LiveArt in a Day


Washington, DC (March 24, 2014) – Three local bands – South Rail, The Iris Bell and Clarence Buffalo – will perform at LiveArt in a Day, the 24-hour play festival and fundraiser for local theatre group LiveArtDC, on Saturday, April 5 at the Anacostia Arts Center.


The first annual LiveArt in a Day will feature the production of five 10-minute plays written overnight by local playwrights, devised the next day by local directors, and performed that evening by local actors. The theme for the plays will center on favorite DC area landmarks, events and personalities, which will be crowd-sourced on social media (#liveart24). We Love DC and the Anacostia Arts Center are sponsors of the event.


The musical performances by South Rail, The Iris Bell and Clarence Buffalo will complete the evening’s entertainment and are included in the price of admission.


South Rail: Some voices were just meant for each other. Jay Byrd and Lara Supan, with drummer Ben Potok, blend to make South Rail’s sound undoubtedly their own. Robust harmonies backed by solid songwriting and musicianship define the band’s original music, steeped in a fusion of authentic Americana and Rock and Roll. “We [South Rail] are honored to play the LiveArt in a Day event,” said Potok. “There is nothing greater than the spirit of boundless creative collaboration promoted by LiveArtDC.”


The Iris Bell: Since forming in May 2013, The Iris Bell have crafted a distinctive sound that traverses a musical landscape from folk ballads to straight-up rock and roll, with lush harmonies, a variety of instruments, and a generous helping of barrel-aged American whiskey. The band – Matt Hunt, Laura Hinson, Jarrett Creasy and Andrew Kambour – is a combination of veterans and newcomers to the DC music scene, melding a range of backgrounds, experiences and influences into original songs, only some of which are about birds. “We’re really excited to be participating in this event with LiveArtDC,” said Kambour. “In addition to being a part of DC’s music community, we’re tapped into DC’s local arts and theater scene as well and glad to support our fellow artists.”


Clarence Buffalo: Residing on the soul side of the rock spectrum, Clarence Buffalo takes its name from a classmate of guitarist Rich Prisinzano. The stout rhythm section of Justin Smith (bass) and Chris Zogby (drums) coupled with the warm guitar tones provide a perfect backdrop for the soulful vocals of Mark Romero. “As a band, we are looking forward to taking part in an event that is filled with like minded artists and performers,” said Prisinzano. “We hope that this event and others like it continue to be a part of the DC community.”


Each band will perform a unique set of original songs as part of the evening’s festivities.


What:              LiveArt in a Day 24-Hour Theatre Festival and Fundraiser

Where:            Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd, SE, Washington, DC 20020)

When:             Saturday, April 5, 2014; 6-11 p.m.

6 p.m.    Opening Musical Act: The Iris Bell
7 p.m.    1st Show of Ten-Minute Plays
8 p.m.    Half Time Musical Act: South Rail
9 p.m.    2nd Show of Ten-Minute Plays
10 p.m.  Closing Musical Act: Clarence Buffalo

How:               For more info and to purchase tickets ($15 in advance; $20 at the door), go to



LiveArtDC (rhymes with “Give Art DC”) is a Washington, DC based company of artists who believe in the power of collaboration to create engaging stories for the theatre. Comprised of writers, actors, directors, dramaturgs and other art lovers, LiveArtDC is focused on the process of story and character development. No play is guided by a production deadline. Since we do not have the constraints of seasons or spaces, we have the freedom to play and explore, and allow the work to emerge when it’s ready. Our inaugural show I <3 Hummels was incubated over three years, premiered at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival and remounted last year in Washington, DC and Las Vegas, NV. Current projects include The Clara Bow Project, Causality, and coming this summer R+J Star-Cross’d Death Match at DC Reynolds.


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