The Album


Wesley Stace’s debut, released by Yep Roc. Sixteen new songs, on CD and double vinyl LP, recorded in Philadelphia, with The English UK as backing band, produced by longtime collaborator Chris von Sneidern.

“Hugely appealing” ★ ★ ★ ★ —Q

“Excellent”—The New Yorker

One of Magnet's Top 25 Albums of 2013

The book


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.

An Overlook Hardcover


Wes With Strings

On December 4, Wes will take to Lincoln Center in New York for a special evening: Wes, the English UK and strings (arranged by Daniel Felsenfeld and David Nagler). The show starts at 7:30 and is free and open to the public.

Additional information is available on Lincoln Center’s website.

PEN American Center presents…

Wes will be featured at PEN’s final DIY of the year, on Monday December 1st. He will explain – in his own inimitable style – how he managed to make art for three decades under two names, why he became two people in the first place, and when he decided enough was enough. Building on oral traditions, …

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Wes reviews… The Hank Williams Reader

Breaking it all down for The Times Literary Supplement, Wes reviews The Hank Williams Reader,  an anthology of writings about Hank Williams.

Writers Conference, Florida

Florida Gulf Coast University invites aspiring writers and other devotees of the written word to attend the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, November 6-9, at BIG Arts and The Sanibel Island Public Library on Sanibel. Participants can now register for a variety of workshops, panels, lectures and readings presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers. …

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Wes Reviews… Marcus, Petty & Yes

  Wes was in the crowd for the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers show in Philly. He has this to say about that. In July, he wrote a review of the Philadelphia stop on the Yes tour. And in the Wall Street Journal Life and Culture Section, Wes reviewed the new book by Greil Marcus. The …

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