February News
In this issue:
✔ Upcoming show: The Works of Margaret Wise Brown
✔ Monthly Bushwick crossword
✔ Artist spotlight: Levi Fuller
✔ Save the date: Tunes and Tales
✔ Become a Bushwick sustaining member
Margaret Wise Brown event poster

February 11 | 7:30pm @ Hugo House

Original Music Inspired by
The Works of Margaret Wise Brown

Throughout the 1940s, Margaret Wise Brown single-handedly rewrote the book on children’s literature. Groundbreaking works like The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon (which the New York Public Library initially refused to buy) fused poetry and philosophy, captivating generations of readers.

Featured Performers:
Bjørn Watkins, Julia Massey, Elle Vergara, Michael Wallenfels, Vince Martinez, Peter Donovan, Levi Fuller, Kristin Chambers, Jed Crisologo, Mitchell Beck,
and Brittany Danielle

Both in-person and livestream tickets available.
Get tickets here!
Crossword Puzzle
Check out this month's Bushwick crossword created by Aimee Zoe.

Email your completed crossword to, and, if correct, you'll be entered into a drawing to win two free tickets to an upcoming Bushwick event!
 This month's interview features long time Bushwick performer, Levi Fuller. Levi is a Seattle musician and the mastermind behind audio quarterly Ball of Wax.  Hear his newest song at our upcoming show, Original Music inspired by the works of Margaret Wise Brown.

 Read our exclusive interview below!
Levi Fuller
Levi Fuller (Photo credit: Zen Wolfgang)
Tell us a bit about your current projects?
My current projects are . . . in flux. I'm not in any active bands at the moment for the first time in a long time, which feels weird, and my quarterly compilation series Ball of Wax is in the midst of an unprecedented pause as well. I write songs here and there, and occasionally sit down with my baritone guitar and do some loopy improvisations as Passenger Pigeon, but mostly I'm kind of laying low and planning. (And hoping someone will ask me to play in their band. I'm a pretty good bass player, everybody!)

You've written songs as part of Bushwick's partnership with Jack Straw. What do you like about performing a song inspired by the author's work in the author's presence?
I also had this experience with doing a Bushwick Show recently for Shin Yu Pai's Enso. I love it, but it's pretty intense. It's equal parts intimidating and inspiring, because you really want to make something that honors the person's work, and that you hope they will feel good about. Since I work at Jack Straw as well, those are writers that I've been working with throughout the year, and whose work I've become pretty familiar with, so it's really cool to have the opportunity to make my own work inspired by theirs - but again, also a bit nerve-wracking, as I want them to feel good about the experience.
What draws you to Bushwick's premise—original music inspired by the written word?
As long as I can remember I've loved music and reading, so it's just a natural, obvious fit for me. (In fact, right around the same time BBCS started I coincidentally put together a compilation of songs about books by me and four other artists.) Also, I love writing songs and making music, but sometimes I need a thematic push and a deadline, so as an artist I really appreciate the inspiration.

What are you currently reading?
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang, which is the sequel to The Poppy War, which I plowed through right before this. It's been deeply enjoyable to get so sucked into a rich new literary world like this.

When did you know you wanted to be a musician?
Probably in middle school, in my first few years of saxophone lessons (my first instrument). I don't know that I ever thought about it this way before, but in addition to the actual musical learning, there is something really powerful about taking lessons, sitting down once a week with a working musician and talking about music, seeing how they live their life. I probably thought I'd be a jazz musician for a while, but then I started going to punk shows in high school and that was that.
Tunes and Tales fundraising event coming soon!
Please save the date Saturday, March 25, 2023 and join us at the Rabbit Box Theater at 7 PM for a night of food, drinks, entertainment, and a silent and live auction in support of Bushwick Northwest.
Become a Bushwick member
Do you want to help support music and literature in your town? Becoming a Bushwick sustaining member is easy and there are many levels in which to participate, starting at $5 per month!
Perks include:
✔ Discounted tickets, including discounted early bird season tickets
✔ Priority seating at events
✔ Special members-only events include pre-show gatherings and book clubs
✔ Free membership for educators
Become a Bushwick member today!
See you soon!
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