Jesse Blake Rundle
In April 2020, Jesse Blake Rundle released Radishes and Flowers, a three-year project that adapts the poetry of Wallace Stevens' Harmonium into an indie folk song cycle. The album is both a personal exploration of grief and joy and an interpretative reading of the what's hidden in the classic American poems. Nate Agenbroad engineered the record at Mixed Metaphor Studios in Boise. His idiosyncratic approach to guitar came about through years of playing in unconventional tunings and influence from classical piano training. He got his musical start on the mathbird instrumental project -- an ambient style composed of field recordings and found sounds -- during college years in Kansas. On the stage, he's joined by Nate Agenbroad on guitars and Mike Harris on clarinet and synthesizers. Rundle is based in Boise, Idaho and works on various music, poetry, and short film projects.