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Exclusive: Video For Mick Turner's "The Bird Catcher" Starring The Late Karen Black

Indiewire By Kevin Jagernauth | Indiewire November 12, 2013 at 11:13AM

Guitarist and musician Mick Turner's resume speaks for itself. Not only has he earned acclaim as a member of instrumental outfit Dirty Three but he's also logged time as part of The Tren Brothers, while working with an array of artists and groups including Cat Power, Boxhead Ensemble, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and even contributed to the score of John Hillcoat's "The Proposition." But he's also been turning out records under his own name and so coming soon is his latest album Don't Tell The Driver, and he's got a pretty special video to go with it.
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Karen Black, Mick Turner's "The Bird Catcher" Video

Guitarist and musician Mick Turner's resume speaks for itself. Not only has he earned acclaim as a member of instrumental outfit Dirty Three but he's also logged time as part of The Tren Brothers, while working with an array of artists and groups including Cat Power, Boxhead Ensemble, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and even contributed to the score of John Hillcoat's "The Proposition." But he's also been turning out records under his own name and so coming soon is his latest album Don't Tell The Driver, and he's got a pretty special video to go with it.

Cam Archer directed the spot for "The Bird Catcher," and his collaboration with Turner began a few years ago when the filmmaker used some of his tracks for his feature "Shit Year."  "I did the music for the film rather than the other way around. Without me actually seeing it, we talked about it and I sent him something," Turner said. And music helps power a pretty remarkable, eight-minute video featuring the late Karen Black who passed away earlier this year. And Archer treasures the experience and time he spent with her.

"Cinematographer Darren Lew and I shot with Karen a few years ago, before she was sick," Archer explained. "Watching Karen perform was an incredible experience. She created an entire world out of that basement. The audio recording you hear in the piece was made a year after we shot, at her home. She improvised everything. Karen was the kind of actress who knew how to make everything out of nothing. All you could do is watch, and you felt lucky to see it. I miss her." Thankfully, we're now all lucky to see the resulting work.

Don't Tell the Driver arrives on LP and CD on November 19th from the good folks at Drag City. Mick Turner is also on tour this month, and you can see his dates below.

 

Mick Turner tour dates:
Fri. Nov. 8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Tue. Nov. 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room w/ Bill Callahan
Wed. Nov. 13 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace w/ Bill Callahan
Thu. Nov. 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Japan American Theater w/ Bill Callahan
Fri. Nov. 15 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club w/ Bill Callahan
Sat. Nov. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Bill Callahan
Sun. Nov. 17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Bill Callahan
Tue. Nov. 19 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater w/ Bill Callahan
Wed. Nov. 20 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's w/ Bill Callahan
Thu. Nov. 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ Mono
Fri. Nov. 22 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Mono
Sat. Nov. 23 - Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch w/ Mono

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