The Ballad of Dena & Andrea is a murder ballad song cycle and storytelling performance that tells the true life stories of Andrea Yates and Dena Schlosser - two women who murdered their own children and were at one point, roommates in the same North Texas mental health facility. Using original murder ballads in a traditional folk style, Poole explores the worlds that brought these women together; postpartum psychosis, overzealous religion, toxic masculinity, childbearing, female rage, forgiveness, and the justice system. Expect banjo, musical saw, and sad stories – with a healthy balance of empathy and irreverence.
Joined by live band, Gentle Letters featuring; Thea Lux (Banjo / Vox), Kellan Meador (Marimba, percussion), and Victor Cohen (Guitar). If you've got a hankering for sad songs and musical saw come through!