With his solo album Ayrdri: snowdragons making Folk Radio UK’s Top 10 Albums of 2016 and the launch of a book and puppet show tour, the creative stars are aligning for musician and artist Jesse Thom.
Islanders will get a chance to see and hear Thom when he performs his puppet show Some Bunny Loves You on Friday, April 14 at the Salt Spring Wellness Centre.
Thom and partner Marley Daemon Iredale have recently made Salt Spring their home, and the beauty, energy and artistic vibe of the community have been good for the musical couple.
“It’s been non-stop writing,” smiles Thom. “We wrote over 40 songs this winter. It’s hard to keep up with the creative inspiration.”
Outlets for his creative and artistic expressions are bountiful, including puppets, clowning, improv, art, drumming, soundscapes, writing and much more. Thom recently realized that the sheer volume was becoming unmanageable.
“It was like this crazy monkey brain,” he laughed. “It was clear I needed a path to find a common thread where I could house everything within one framework.”
The “big click” came when he asked Marley for help in defining who he was. She described him as a “magical, whimsical, heart-based, storybook folk guy.” This felt right and pieces started to fall into place, leading to Some Bunny Loves You and the upcoming puppet show and tour.
Friday’s Some Bunny Loves You show is at 2 p.m. at the Salt Spring Wellness Centre on Hereford Avenue.
For more information about Jesse Thom and Some Bunny Loves You, puppet show tour dates or to buy a copy of the book, visit somebunnybook.com.
For more information about Ayrdri: snowdragons, visit https://jessethom.bandcamp.com/album/snowdragons.
A link to the book trailer is at: