Dogma Dance Off - Oct 21, Cherry St. Tavern

A Night of Bob (Stagner) w/ Kenito Murray, The Heroes Are Horses, Jon Brumit - Nov 11, Barking Legs Theater

Trevor Watts & Jamie Harris - Nov 15, Barking Legs Theater

History Funhouse: The Wayne-O-Rama Story - through Dec 31, 2023

Wayne-O-Rama is now closed! It was open from Nov. 19, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2017. Designed by Emmy-winning artist Wayne White, it's a funhouse of Chattanooga history for all ages. Wayne-O-Rama is sponsored by See Rock City, Inc. and presented by The Shaking Ray Levi Society at the Tenn Arts space, with generous support from the Benwood Foundation, the Footprint Foundation, the Lyndhurst Foundation and the McKenzie Foundation.

Founded in 1986, the Shaking Ray Levi Society is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit arts education organization.

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The mission of the Shaking Ray Levi Society is to nurture and support music, film, and performance art that is challenging, non-traditional, and falls outside the mainstream, in order to help nourish the cultural growth of Chattanooga.

This is done by sponsoring shows by artists recognized on a national and international level, supporting original work by area musicians and filmmakers, and engaging the community through workshops and educational outreach programs.

"Only in our country are our children not receiving the benefits of the dynamic energies taking place in our culture and in the heritage of our culture and so, the work of the Shaking Ray Levi Society in my opinion is very important because they are seeking to provide an alternative to the marketplace dynamics." - composer, saxophonist and MacArthur fellowship recipient Anthony Braxton (video)

"SRLS is a very sound organization that has made a strong contribution to Chattanooga over the years" - Dr. Thomas Wolf, WolfBrown

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Derek Bailey, Amy Denio, and Dennis Palmer - From The Gospel Record CD (recorded 1999, released 2005) (SRR CD 004)
Bailey, Denio, and Palmer - I Miss a Friend Like You (2.2 MB)

Dennis Palmer & Bob Stagner - from the soundtrack to Anti-Arktikos - an animated film by Judith Mogul (2006)
To learn more about Judith Mogul, click here.
Dennis Palmer & Bob Stagner - Anti-Arktikos (end credits) (3.5 MB)

Shaking Ray Levis with Rev. Howard Finster (1987)
mind on heaven.MP3 (2.63 MB)
Bob Stagner: percussion
Dennis Palmer: moog synthesizer, eh-16 second delay, casio sk-1
Howard Finster: voice


Shaking Ray Levis - From Boss Witch CD (SRR CD 002)
Track 3: hiram duck'n stuff (2.21 MB)

Shaking Ray Levis' Little Rock Act (1995)
YES cover [Heart of the Sunrise] (7.4 MB)
Recorded in real-time on a panasonic home cassette deck. Chattanooga, TN.
bob stagner: alesis d4 electro-drums
kenny palmer: bass
dennis palmer: su-10 sampler, korg 707 synthesizer, eh-16 delay, voice
Shaking Ray Levis - From False Prophets or Dang Good Guessers (1993)
Big For My Size (1.9 MB)
From the SRL's first CD, which was also the first recording of music by American artists to be released on England's Incus Records.
Video: (all clips require the free RealPlayer software)

The Jarrod Whaley Programme (2006)
The Jarrod Whaley Programme is a short comic documentary on the Shaking Ray Levi Society, Derek Bailey, folk artist Rev. Howard Finster, and their respective roles in 1987's FAH-SAH-LAH-CAH-LOH Festival at Finster's Paradise Gardens in Pennville, GA.
A co-production of Oak Street Films, The Shaking Ray Levi Society, and Incus Records, produced for inclusion on a forthcoming Incus Records DVD of Derek Bailey's performance at the festival in 1987.

Clip (3.0 MB)


Anti-Arktikos (2006)
An animated film by Judith Mogul. A co-production of Studio Arts and the SRLS.
Clip (2.61 MB)

Premiere - June 15th, 2006 at Chattanooga Theatre Centre

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He Who Is Blessed (2005)
An documentary film by Chris Barrett. A co-production of Tutto Buono and the SRLS.
Clip (2.39 MB)

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Telesthesia (2005)
A silent film by Jarrod Whaley. A co-production of Oak Street Films and the SRLS.
Trailer (1.68 MB)

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