FWN News! World Premiere / William Trouble / Done It Again / by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Photo by Beatriz Zamora 

Photo by Beatriz Zamora 

Cleburne native Markus Midkiff has music running through him like electric current. His third rail was powered by years wearing his fingers down while wrapped around his cello. We are proud to to debut his new single, Done It Again, featuring the alluring photography of Beatriz Zamora. 

Midkiff's alter ego, William Trouble, came to life with the help of his Roland Juno-106, an analog synth manufactured between 1984 and 1991, used by pop luminaries such as Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. The middle 80s sonic palette is utilized with emotive perfection on this lovesick mid-tempo crusher, just as it was on his previous single, the pulsing driver, Runaway. 

These William Trouble tunes are produced alongside JD Tiner, who also partnered with Midkiff behind the board on a pair of Joe Gorgeous burners including How Bruce Lee Died. In fact, after a European walkabout, Midkiff convinced Gorman to move to Nashville with him, "we loaded up his car in Ft Worth and he moved up. We had some wild years. 

The first time I saw Midkiff perform with Kopecky Family Band, he moved with outstanding alacrity from one instrument to the next. Shortly thereafter, when I asked him to play his cello inside Richard Serra's 67-foot steel sculpture, Vortex, at The Modern, he kindly obliged on a hot Monday afternoon. 

William Trouble makes his Fort Worth debut at MASS on December 14th on a scorching lineup with Joe Gorgeous, Jake Paleschic and Sur Duda, the solo project from Cameron Smith of War Party. Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/130145624350236/.