Like k.d. lang and Laurie Anderson, singer/songwriter Dudley Saunders began
his music career first as a critically-acclaimed performance artist - only
to find the experimental "gothic folk" music he wrote for his pieces take
over his career.
Described by critics as "surreal, modern folk tales" (VILLAGE VOICE),
Dudley's performance art told stories about strange, haunted people, usually
exiles of some kind. Many were southern, many urban, but most of them were
extremely sexual and rejected by their families for the forbidden, even