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Thunder

by Bitch

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    This double disk package features the award-winning hour-long documentary, Thunder, about Ferron, made by Bitch and Billie Jo Cavallaro. Disc 2, Lighten-ing, is the accompanying album, a new recording of Ferron produced by Bitch.

    BUY IT HERE----> bitchmusic.com/bitchmusicstore/ferron-thunder-amp-lighten-ing-cd

    The story:

    Ferron is one of Canada’s most famous folksingers. Bitch is an indie-electro violinist/song-writer. They met in the early aughts on the ‘women’s music’ circuit and became fast friends. Together, they are unlikely inter-generational combo that remind us, that no matter the different styles, ages and backgrounds, true art and friendship is a pleasure to watch.

    In 2008, Bitch produced a Ferron album, Boulder, that includes performances by Ani Difranco, The Indigo Girls, JD Samson, Julie Wolf, Lyndell Montgomery, Ulali, Tina G, Samantha Parton, Midtown Dickens and Geo Wyeth.

    Since releasing Boulder, Bitch met visual artist/ video maker Billie Jo Cavallaro. Upon introducing Cavallaro to Ferron, Bitch and Billie Jo began to dream about making a documentary about the artist. After some encouragement from friends and co-producer Leslie Gearhart, they launched a Kickstarter campaign to begin the project.

    One of the first things we hear Ferron say in Thunder is “I think all documentaries follow that sort of time-line life story approach…I just don’t…think like that.”

    Thunder is not your average documentary. It doesn’t give us that timeline approach, nor does it tell Ferron’s entire life story. Instead, Cavallaro and Bitch capture a ‘window into the artist’—where we are affected on a subconscious level. It tells a tale of an intergenerational friendship that explores the ideas of legacy vs. invisibility and the artist vs. the world.

    Lighten-ing, the accompanying album, is a great follow up to Boulder With some re-makes of Ferron’s classics, plus 3 never-before heard songs, including a collaborative song between Ferron and Bitch.

    Check out a video for Ferron’s new song, The Pledge www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE8DdF6KrYQ&t=2s

    *We were honored to receive three awards for Thunder at the Wild Rose Film Festival in Des Moines, IA. Best Music in a Documentary, Best Editing, and Best Production.
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Thunder is a full-length documentary about the great artist, poet and singer-songwriter, Ferron.

Produced by Bitch and Billie Jo Cavallaro, Thunder is not your average documentary, but a moving poem, capturing the internal life of the artist and the unlikely inter-generational collaboration with the musician Bitch.

BUY A PHYSICAL COPY HERE bitchmusic.com/bitchmusicstore

This double-disk package features a 32 page booklet insert that takes you through some of Ferron's journey. A true fan package!

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released March 23, 2013

Executive Producers: Leslie Gearhart, Lisa Deaton, Ian Hagemann


Produced by: Bitch, Billie Jo Cavallaro and Leslie Gearhart


Thunder is an intimate portrait of Canadian folk-singer Ferron, who ran away from home at 15 and went on to become one of Canada's most famous folk-singers. Anchored on an inter-generational friendship between the two musicians Ferron and Bitch (Bitch and Animal, Shortbus, Kill Rock Stars).

"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.

Running Time: 58 minutes

Lighten-ing is a new album by Ferron, produced by Bitch. Made to accompany Thunder, Lighten-ing features 3 previously unreleased songs, including one written by Ferron and Bitch together, "Army of You."


CHECK OUT THE BLOG thunderthemovie.blogspot.com

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Bitch Los Angeles, California

The longstanding queer music icon Bitch makes witchy poet pop. She does it with violins and synthesizers, and the songs she writes are spectral, heartbreaking, political, and beautiful. "Bitchcraft" is like Joni Mitchell set to a click track, it’s queer Cyndi Lauper. It’s neon pink, in your face, ready to hex you with its brilliance. ... more

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