The Album

Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding

Wesley Stace’s brand new album, Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding, featuring the legendary Minneapolitan sounds of The Jayhawks! Twelve brand new recordings—11 originals and one cover—released by Yep Roc. Order and enjoy, read the press release, and take a listen to the last track, “Let’s Evaporate.

“Few writers mix sharp literary narrative and snaking pop melodies with the precision of Wesley Stace. 8/10”—Uncut

The book

Wonderkid

A delirious and touching novel of fathers and sons, the dangers of compromise and thwarted ambition, told with humor and energy by a writer as comfortable in a rock club as a bookstore. A backstage epic of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but also sippy cups, pillow fights, and Baby Bjorns, Wonderkid is Almost Famous through the looking glass.

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News

Mark Morris – Out Loud: A Memoir

Wes writes: “I am very proud to have co-written the memoir of the genius choreographer Mark Morris. Whether you are a modern dance aficionado, want to know how to live a life in the arts, or you just love a good story, I guarantee this book delivers. Penguin published it on October 22nd and it …

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Celebrating The Life Of Molly Townson

Hastings International Music Festival presents a one-of-a-kind Musical Evening celebrating the life of their beloved former chairman, Molly Townson on October 27th at 7:00 PM. The evening will be hosted by Molly’s son, Wesley Stace and will feature performances by him as well as special guests Shirley Collins, Gavin Bryars and Ian Kearey among others. …

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In Conversation

Join Wes in conversation with Booker T. Jones on October 30th and Salman Rushdie on December 10th. Both will be discussing their new book at 7:30 PM with Wes at the Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway), Philadelphia, PA. Ticket info: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/

Wes On Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue

Concurrent with immersing yourself in the 14 CD box set release of Bob Dylan’s groundbreaking Rolling Thunder revue, you’ll no doubt enjoy the included 52-page booklet featuring rare and never-before-seen Rolling Thunder Revue photos and a “revelatory” essay by Wesley Stace. Dylan

 

Tour Canceled

From Wes:
My lovely mum, Molly, died very suddenly this morning. Words cannot express how I feel about this right now. 

The tour, which we only started last night, is postponed, as you’ll understand. It will be rescheduled.