Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Demi Adejuyigbe, Sierra Crane Murdoch, Samantha Crain and more!
Thu, Mar 12 at 7:30pm
Demi Adejuyigbe is an electric personality. A writer, comedian, and performer known for being a co-host of the popular podcasts “Gilmore Guys” and “Punch Up The Jam,” he first found an audience on Vine creating comedy under the name “Electrolemon.” Adejuyigbe took his comedy music clips to Twitter and YouTube, where he found even more fans for his recurring annual video of him dancing to the song “September,” by Earth, Wind & Fire, and creating “rejected theme songs” for movies and shows like “Succession.” Adejuyigbe is now a writer for NBC’s hit philosophically-minded sitcom “The Good Place” as well as “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” For smart, absurd, and electric comedy takes, Demi Adejuyigbe is your new favorite follow.
Sierra Crane Murdoch, a journalist based in the American West, has written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker online, Virginia Quarterly Review, Orion, and High Country News. She has held fellowships from Middlebury College and from the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Her first book, "Yellow Bird," is the gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it—an urgent work of literary journalism and was called "an impressive debut that serves as an eye-opening view of both the oil economy and Native American affairs" by Kirkus Reviews.
Musician and songwriter Samantha Crain is in a rebuilding phase. Her new LP, “A Small Death,” grew out of the Oklahoma-based artist confronting decades of grief, trauma, and physical pain that left her barely able to perform or play an instrument. That experience led her to a new beginning and a sense of reconstruction. “A Small Death” is the Chocktaw-American Crain’s sixth LP following the release of 2017’s “You Had Me At Goodbye.” She won two NAMMYs (Native American Music Awards) in 2009, the Indigenous Music Award for Best Rock Album in 2019, and has toured with a range of artists including The Avett Brothers, Neutral Milk Hotel, Brandi Carlile, The Mountain Goats, Josh Ritter, First Aid Kit, Deer Tick and more. Samantha Crain’s new beginning builds on all she’s done before, as her evocative imagery and powerful vocals shine on her latest project.