Acker & Blacker love David Bowie, and “Life On Mars” has, since they created Sparks Nevada, had special resonance. They always wanted to work it into a show but, until this past weekend at SF Sketchfest, had been unable.
In addition to being a brilliant songwriter and singer, Rhett Miller is a wonderful interpreter of songs. Acker & Blacker were thrilled when Rhett agreed to pay tribute to Bowie, whom all of of them hold dear as a creative inspiration. All of us are heartbroken that this tribute now also serves as a memorial.
For all of the ways he inspired us, drove us to never shy from the unusual, and find our own voices, we won’t ever be able to thank him enough.
Rhett is backed beautifully by Jordan Katz and Philip Krohnengold.