Closing night…

The final show of the 2022 Moisture Festival had an amazing line up!

I always look at the lineup of every show and think to myself that I don’t belong in the line up.

The amount of people that it takes to make these show happen is much larger than you’d think. Here’s a some of the cast and crew:

Normally I work as a solo act, however it’s always fun to be a part of something bigger. Being a bad ass cog in a big machine that creates amazing art is something that fills my soul!

Doing things that you love for the love of creating, not money is something that I think everyone should do!
-Louie

Backstage Magic Jam…

Last week at the Moisture Festival, one of the acts was Just Felice. She’s a street performer out of the Boston area. We did some magic jamming back stage at the festival. Here she is doing an in the hands three card monte routine for one of the stage crew:

We also did some BSing with the second deal, which is a move neither of us really use, but can do. We both have decent technique, but still kill our wrists a lot to hide the move. I think if I ever had a need to use the second deal in a routine, I’d put in the extra time to be able to do it without turning my wrist. For me, the second deal is an emergency move that’s in my tool box.
-Louie

Final Weekend of the Moisture Festival 2022

Tomorrow I start my final weekend performing at The Moisture Festival in Seattle. I was in the show last weekend and it was a ton of fun. This weekend there were be a bunch of magicians, Mike Caveney, Tina Lenert and Just Felice

I’ll be doing hand shadow act and probably my bullwhip act during the shows this weekend. One of the things that the festival likes about what I do is that it doesn’t really conflict with things that other magicians do.

One huge thing that’s really helped me with my career is having a “novelty” act that I can do. It really helps out when you are in variety shows, or even in just plain ol’ magic shows with other magicians. It makes you a lot more versatile as an act.
-Louie

P.S. If you’re interesting in learning to do hand shadows, you can learn more about them here

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Stephon Walker

In this episode of the Moisture Festival Podcast we triangulate locations and interview Stephon Walker aka Swami Yo Mami aka Less S Moore. We talk with Stephon over Zoom and discuss his many characters he has created in his 20 plus years of performing, what led him to create his characters and how his performance at the Kennedy Center was received.

We also discuss the world of pickpocketing, and how one even begins to explore the art of pickpocketing. A first attempt at interviewing where all three people and Stephon was awesome. We hope you enjoy it.

Amazing Magicians in Seattle…

In Seattle we’re a few weeks away from the Moisture Festival. This is the largest variety arts festival in the USA (possibly the world). I’ve been involved in this festival as a performer for 8ish years and then for the last year as one of the hosts of The Moisture Festival Podcast.

I was just looking a the schedule of performers and for magic fans, there’s a lot of amazing magicians coming to the festival. In 2022 the Moisture Festival has:

Avner The Eccentric
Mike Caveney
Tina Lenert
Skilldini
Steve Owens
Jamy Ian Swiss
Just Felice
Joey Pipia
Magical Mystical Michael
Master Payne
Louie Foxx

If you’re in the Northwest, it’s worth a trip to come out to a show, or weekend of shows. Tickets are on sale now and available at:
https://moisturefestival.org


The Moisture Festival Podcast – David Aiken

The Moisture Festival is joined over Zoom by the amazing comic daredevil David Aiken a.k.a the Checkerboard guy. David is a unique talent that has traveled the globe with his show and shares with us some amazing stories of his travels.

He also tells us about  the origins of the checkerboard theme in his show, his love of unusual cars and we gain some unique insights on why someone would gravitate towards becoming a professional juggler. We also learn about David’s new passion of brewing beer and his goal of opening a nano brewery on Vancouver Island. It was great to catch up with one of the funniest and kindest people in the performing world. You are going to love it.

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Jay Alexander

This week the Moisture Festival Podcast is joined by the magician to the stars, Jay Alexander!

The talk about Jay’s beginning as the doorman at a rock club, his relative that was a vaudeville strongman, living on a boat and owning his own magic theater! This is a great episode, where you’ll learn about Jay’s amazing life!

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Stevie Coyle

The Moisture Festival Podcast hits the road and is joined in Berkeley California by Stevie Coyle.

Stevie tells us about his childhood path to become a priest and how he ran away to join the Royal Lichtenstein Circus instead. We learn all about his eclectic career that involved things like a trained cat act, announcing whale shows at a marine park, fixing alarm clocks, playing in successful bands and now running his own high end guitar store. A really great interview with lots of laughs, great stories and even some of Stevie’s original tunes. We know you will love it.  

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Scotty and Katrine

This week, the Moisture Festival Podcast hits the road and travels to Berkley California where they are joined by Scotty Meltzer and Katrine Spang-Hanssen of Comedy Industries.

In this episode, Matt and Louie get into the nuts and bolts of comedy and discuss how custom script writing was the tool that would allow Scotty and Katrine to carve out their 30 year career in the entertainment industry, how they select jokes to put in their show, and the best heckler story ever. This is a fun interview we know you will love.

The Moisture Festival Podcast – Amy G

The Moisture Festival hits the phone lines to welcome in the multi-talented and hilarious Amy G. Amy discusses how she transitioned from a shy kid to a powerhouse performer that has traveled to every country you can think of (and more you can’t think of.)

She discusses what life was like for her during covid and how she was forced to pivot to something she never knew could be so much fun. A fun and inspirational interview that we know you are gonna love. We sure did!