Safe and Sound
Brian Walker of A Day Without Love
by Roy Peak
"If we can't breathe in our art and expression, then how the hell are we ever going to breathe?” is a question that Philadelphia musician Brian Walker explores in the upcoming documentary Safe + Sound being released July 23rd, 2021.
Ever since the invention of music there's been roving musicians traveling the countryside. Some are trying to make a living, some are just happy to ply their art for whomever is willing to listen, in most cases it's a bit of both. In the new millennium things have evolved as to give us an expansive and growing underground music scene that serves as an outlet for artists, as well as venues where artists and fans alike can feel safe and included, fully represented, and free to discover their true potential. Whether in bars, coffee shops, from big stages to small basement shows, filmmaker Brianna Spause follows Brian Walker around the East coast in 2019 during a 17 day tour, and together they tell a story of consent and inclusion.
Look for Safe + Sound this July.
Check out the film trailer here:
and expect a full review of the documentary here at Sacred Chickens this summer.
Roy Peak is Sacred Chickens' Music Editor. He has played electric bass in more bands than he cares to remember for more years than he can remember. He wrote the theme song for the Utica, New York radio show "Hey You Kids, Get Off My Lawn" on WPNR-FM. His solo debut album, All Is Well, has been called "Loud, cacophonous, and beautiful by a truly unique artist" or check out his latest album, A Wolf at the Door. His short fiction has been published in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and he writes music reviews for the King Tut Vintage Album Museum of Jacksonville. Roy writes music reviews for the Rocking Magpie among others.