Ang Kerfoot is a lady of numerous trades. For the previous 3 years, the singer-songwriter has actually developed experimental, trip-hop and jazz-infused bodies of work, including this year’s electrical mélange, Feast de Cactus. But recently, she has actually relied on other artistic endeavors, things she’s always wanted to try but hadn’t previously.
This month, she’ll launch Trumpster Children, her first EP with hubby and beatmaker Joseph Wozniak, in the nick of time for the couple’s five-year wedding event anniversary. “The album is all over the place with electronic beats and live guitar and live bass and drums,” she states.
Long before Kerfoot pursued her own solo efforts, she was teaming up in the music scene, releasing albums with another Vegas electronic manufacturer, Dana Dau, and carrying out on and off with Vegas jam band staple Moksha. The self-described “sage-burning hippie wizard” is no complete stranger to taking on multiple projects. “I remain moving,” she says. “It keeps me sane.”
In June, Kerfoot sent a story with friend and author Liz Charon for the Las Vegas 48 Hour Film Task, taking house the award for Best “Idea Provoking” Film, and in September, Kerfoot worked together with good friend Joshua Smith for Cockroach Theatre’s 24 hr Play Project, whipping up a story about storm chasers who fulfill on Tinder.
“I have actually wanted to be on Broadway considering that I was a kid,” Kerfoot states. “And I constantly wished to do composing for it. I just wished to explore it to try to comprehend the dynamic of it and how it works.”
Now that she has her foot because door, she’s dealing with local theater and improv groups like Cockroach, Majestic Repertory and Bleach, completing and offering anywhere they need aid. “I had been on a path looking for a theater people,” Kerfoot states. “I’m constantly asking, ‘Where are my people at?’ to myself. It feels truly natural because scene due to the fact that everyone you fulfill is fluid in pastimes and motivated and holding down a job, too.”
In between her music and theater efforts, Kerfoot is a social employee and work trainer at a local Goodwill shop, training people for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and “helping those who need a hand up,” she states. There, she has likewise found time to pursue visual art. “We process old books, so I’m always finding old pages on the flooring,” she says. That led her to developing her own blackout poetry, a minimalist art type in which people use a marker to “black-out” the text from pages in old books, creating a totally new significance and poem.
For her September joint program at ReBar with Britney Kid, all of the pages she repurposed were found at Goodwill, and each poem was completed on her work breaks. “They can prove that if they wish to look,” she chuckles, pointing to the cameras in her workplace.
And if you see a collaborative thread going through all of Kerfoot’s projects, it’s no mishap. She credits her network of good friends for pushing her out of her convenience zone and into new arenas. “Without partnerships, I do not believe any of this would’ve achieved success,” she states. “That’s what gets me motivated.”