VIDEO: Doug Walter and Steve Mullins
Excerpted from Second Story Garage:
Steve Mullins and Douglas Walter of Rim of the Well perform “Rim of the Well,” the title track to their upcoming album and the name of their band.
Rim of the Well takes its name from something the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca said about “duende,” a Spanish term that refers to a kind of soul in art. The artist grapples with it “on the rim of well,” Lorca said, giving the impression of a thrillingly precarious dance that in a moment could lose its balance.
Steve Mullins and Doug Walter, two members of the quartet Rim of the Well, engage in this kind of dance when they make music. With Mullins on guitar and Walter on marimba, the duo visited the Garage and gave a performance that twisted, twirled and ran around the rim.