Rosewood, Fire, and Steel combines classical guitar with the ancient art of sword-swallowing,
dance, and fire-eating for a performance that is both musically and visually thrilling.
The duo teams up guitarist Phil Weaver with Patricia Forrest AKA brittney blades
, who has an extensive background
in dance and musical theater. She was a member of the Huntsville Ballet Company and danced in
the Nutcracker as well as other ballets. She is a member of the Sword Swallowers Association
International, a very exclusive group of only a few dozen members worldwide. Humor is also a
big part of a RFS show- Patricia and Phil play very well off of each other onstage.
RFS photos by Carolyn Bild Starr Forrest, artistic director
Wow!! Now that's entertainment! She's quite amazing....and you sound great, perfect choice
of piece, beautifully played. Very artsy filming too. Keep up the great work.
Looks like a great collaborative activity with transformative potential for the entire music world,
bridging the gap between elite and popular cultures with sublimely transgressive creative energies.