Crosstown Arts presents Ben Ricketts and the Vanishing Imaginary Orchestra with opener Rachel Maxann in The Green Room.
The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Friday, September 22, 2023
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance | $20 at the door
Ben Ricketts is a composer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist, and educator based in Memphis, Tennessee. Originally from Corinth, Mississippi, Ricketts has crafted a body of work as diverse and eclectic as the influences and historical complexities that inform his creations. Whether as a solo artist, a member of an ensemble, or a sideman in the projects of his friends, Ricketts continues to explore sound and push the boundaries of each of his creative roles.
For this performance, Ricketts (piano/vocals/electronics) will be joined by the Vanishing Imaginary Orchestra, a small ensemble featuring Julia Rice (guitar), Dylan Van Zile (bass), and Kole Oakes (tapes/synthesizer/samples). This performance ensemble recreates and reimagines songs from Ricketts’ wide-ranging catalogue, bringing them to life with a mix of tight arrangements, adventurous improvisation, and expansive audio exploration. Local songwriter Rachel Maxann will be opening the show.