Cannonball writes and performs loud, fast songs on an acoustic guitar, with a heavy dose of distortion and canine energy.
"The sort who may well conquer the world, if he doesn’t destroy it first." - Boog City Press
"A bristling ball of energy" - Creative Loafing Charlotte
Cannonball Statman in February 2014. Photos by Herb Scher.
"Mud Therapy", the first single from Cannonball Statman’s upcoming full-length album "Icepick", coming out April 17th! Check the Facebook page to stay updated: http://facebook.com/cannonballstat
If you like what you hear, you can also buy a download ($1) on BandCamp: http://cannonballstatman.bandcamp.com/mud-therapy-2
Music and lyrics by Cannonball Statman.
Recording engineered and produced by Cannonball Statman in Brooklyn, NY, February 2014.
Cannonball Statman, with the help of Jeffrey Lewis (lead guitar) & Barton Lewis (piano) performs “Lady Godiva’s Operation” by The Velvet Underground, during a Lou Reed Tribute show at Sidewalk Cafe, NYC, on 3/2/14. Thanks Jeffrey & Sidewalk for putting the night together!
Camera: Steve Espinola
Live sound engineer: Bob Black
Cannonball Statman @ Winter 2014 NYC Antifolk Fest! Full show! Video by Kathleen King. Sidewalk Cafe, 2/26/14.
My Mind is Cold, and I am Somebody (with Chicken Leg - piano)
Couch Potato (with Chicken Leg - piano)
Stephanie Says (Velvet Underground cover)
Frostbite (with Leora - vocals)
Horse (with Leora - vocals)
Tiger (with Leora - vocals)
Cannonball Becomes the One Armed Man
Article on the Winter 2014 NYC Antifolk Festival in the NYU Local, with words from Cannonball Statman & Ben Krieger!
Cannonball Statman - Guitar/vocals/music/words.
Recording engineered by Brer Brian.
Live @ Breraoke, 2/16/14.
Breraoke is a new event that takes place most Sunday nights at Old Man Hustle in NYC! Check the Facebook page for more info - http://facebook.com/pages/Breraoke-Sundays-at-Old-Man-Hustle/473999972716197
Photo of Cannonball Statman in this article on NYC open mics! (In the slideshow, #7 of 11): Statman, whose stage name is Cannonball, has been playing at Sidewalk most Mondays for more than a year. This night, Statman played his song “Cannonball Becomes the One-Armed Man.” “I started playing guitar in an alternate tuning, because I had a hand injury. It healed, but I started writing songs in this technique, so the song is an ode to that.”
Cannonball Statman - “Cannonball Becomes the One Armed Man” (Live Music Video).
Directed and edited by Cannonball Statman.
Footage from Cannonball Statman and Phoebe Novak’s “Dogs vs. Cats” December 2013 US tour.
Check out the original studio recording, on Cannonball Statman & Phoebe Novak’s split EP “Dogs vs. Cats” - dogsvscats.bandcamp.com
Videography credits (in order of appearance)
Rob Mays (at Helen’s Restaurant, Richmond, VA)
Cannonball Statman (driving down road in fast motion, USA)
Shauna Westgate (at Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, NY)
Photography credits (in order of appearance)
Cannonball Statman, Anne Husick, Bob Black, Christie McMenamin, Julia Simoniello, Nancy Pollak, Bob Black, Joe Bottari, Phoebe Novak, Bernard King, David Turner, Trumpet Grrrl, James Colvin, and Kaylyn Gruber
Infinite Thanks (in no particular order)
Viking (for the angel wings), Dr. Mir (for rescuing my hand), Chicken Leg (for being Chicken Leg), Bob (for amputating our arms), and Phoebe (for helping make this tour possible, and living to tell the tale)
Cannonball Statman @ Jewels of Glory 2/8/14 (Impromptu Mini-Set)
Video by Kathleen King
1. My Mind is Cold, and I am Somebody
2. Theme from Cannonball Statman
3. Ode to an Apple Flavored Bus Stop Bench