This 2013 double-disc package includes a 1-hour documentary about Ferron, and a new full album by Ferron.
Thunder is an intimate portrait of Canadian folk-singer Ferron. Anchored on an unlikely inter-generational friendship between the two musicians Ferron and Bitch, Billie Jo Cavallaro weaves surrealist dream-like imagery throughout.
Lighten-ing is the accompanying album, featuring both new and classic songs by Ferron, including a song she and Bitch wrote together, Army Of You.
After Bitch met visual/video-artist Billie Jo Cavallaro and introduced her to Ferron, Bitch and Billie Jo began to talk about making a documentary about the artist, featuring tracks from the CD Boulder and live shows that Bitch and Ferron have done over the years.
B+B (Bitch and Billie Jo) launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, and Executive Producers Leslie Gearhart and Ian Hagemann quickly signed on.
Thunder is not your average documentary. It doesn't give us a timeline approach, nor does it tell Ferron's life story. Instead, Cavallaro and Bitch capture a 'window into the artist' --- where we are affected on a subconscious level. It tells the tale of an intergenerational friendship that explores ideas of legacy vs. invisibility and the artist vs. the world.
The package also includes a 32-page booklet with photos, reviews, poems and song lyrics, making this an essential addition to every fan's library.
Thunder the documentary
Light of my Light
Slender Wet Branches
In the Meantime (Remix)
The (H)unger Poems
Army Of You