People gathered to listen over sandwiches, yogurt, and assorted fruit as Springfield-based musician/speaker/documentarian Patrick Mureithi shared an intimate set with the first Wild Bob's Lunch at The Creamery Arts Center.
In a July 10 interview with 417 Magazine July 10, Mureithi talked about writing book-inspired music.
The first Wild Bob’s I took part in, we focused on The Eyes are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. I found it to be very poetic—it read like a blues song. It encouraged me to read more and reminded me that I could sit down with the intention of writing a song and within a short period have something to work with. The other experiences have been equally inspiring—a chance to read these stories, but also reflect on how they can be applied to your life.
Mureithi shared songs inspired by Wild Bob's Musical Book Club selections: Harry Potter, 1984, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Alice in Wonderland, and A Walk in the Woods. Wild Bob's Musical Book Club meets at Lindberg's Tavern on the second Friday of every month from 6:30-8pm. July's book is Persepolis. Jason Loftin is scheduled to play the August 11 Wild Bob's Lunch from 12:15-12:45pm.