Iowa photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier and Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt of the Pines are working together on a new project that merge art, music and a concern for a blighted rural landscape. Wilcox Frazier says the collaboration began when the three connected on their Iowa roots.
“If you grow up as an artist or a musician, you see this rich cultural heritage in Iowa and you begin to wonder as your travel around how things became the way they are. For us, this is a longing for home,” he says.
“I am more concerned with the culture and people who are looking to maintain their rural identity.”
During this Talk of Iowa interview, host Charity Nebbe talks with Wilcox Frazier, and with the Pines about their EP Pasture and their newest album Above the Prairie.
They will be performing in Iowa City Friday night at the Englert Theatre, and there is a free concert to be accompanied by a photo slideshow of Wilcox Frazier’s work Friday at Filmscene in Iowa City.