Dust in the Bottomland

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Dust in the Bottomland by Nate May is a musical monodrama that paints a complex portrait  of contemporary Appalachia. A passion project conceived of and executed prior to their formal training, Nate and Andrew have put the work on the shelf after performances in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and South Carolina. Though the music itself is no longer representative of Nate's compositional style, or of Andrew's fully trained vocalism, the articles, essays, interviews, and media associated with the piece articulate Nate and Andrew's complimentary perspectives on classical music, aesthetics, politics, and opera.