Singer-songwriter and human cannonball Chauncey Bowers warns of complications unless you “always wear a helmet,” as he chronicles an ill-fated triangle among the stars in a traveling circus.
When I was in the circus
I was shot from a cannon
I wore a little helmet so I was okay
The lady on the trapeze
She was an urge without mercy
But she was married to the strong man
So I just stayed away…
The new video produced by Deep Magic Song & Drawing Co. features a colorful cast of characters as well as Bowers who, prior to becoming a Harvard-educated molecular biologist, worked for a short time with the circus. His days running a research team at
City of Hope are behind him now as he has transitioned to his current role as traveling troubadour.
His genre of acoustic singer-songwriter music has been referred to as ‘power-folk.’ In the video, Bowers sings from inside a canon wearing vintage headgear and goggles in preparation for blast off. Lisa Turner, his frequent harmony singer also appears. The mix of animation and live-action was created by Scott Feldmann — half of the Deep Magic
team along with empresario, Brad Colerick. This week’s Wine & Song show will feature Bowers and Turner in addition to Nashville duo, Wild Ponies.
Where: Mamma’s Tent 1007 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
When: Wednesday, March 30, 6:30pm
Tickets? No tickets or reservations required, just a $15 suggested donation at the show
Helmets optional: but as Dr. Bowers says… we should all wear them.
More information at chaunceybowers.com