“The unrelenting constancy of love and hope
Can rescue and restore you from any scope.”
The concept album from the brothers Thomas and Paul Dutton (of band Forgive Durden) just received a staging at Joe’s Pub last week. Their musical Razia’s Shadow was first released in 2008 and after numerous successful tours around the country performing the album, the band wanted to take the piece to the stage. The story of star-crossed lovers fighting for their love in a divided world also explores themes of tolerance, redemption, and the strength of the human spirit. Also of note? The story takes place in a world before murder exists.
This album’s rock journey and spirited message are intriguing enough on their own, but I do hope the project continues to find a new life on stage. The possibilities are endless.