Working Playlist – an interview

Wesley Stace writes music (for about two decades he was known as John Wesley Harding, a singer-songwriter who released seventeen albums under that name, starting in the late eighties) and books (he’s published four novels, of vastly varying scope). He also runs a series of variety shows he calls his Cabinet of Wonders, bringing together …

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April Cabinet of Wonders Line Up

The line up for the April 10 Cabinet of Wonders at City Winery New York has been set. Tickets are still available.
Janeane Garofalo
The Milk Carton Kids
Robert Pinsky
Josh Rouse
Southside Johnny
Andrew VanWyngarden
Daniel Wolff & Bill Irwin

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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David Lewis OWNW Press

The glowing reviews for David Lewis’ Old World New World continue… “THE BEST FOLK RELEASE OF 2014… twelve tracks of sheer perfection; flawless acoustic folk music, with each track arranged meticulously around the acoustic guitar and the vocals. This makes for an album which is from start to finish a joy to listen to… Albums …

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September Cabinet Members Announced

REVISED – There is humdinger of a Cabinet of Wonders lined up for September 19 at City Winery, New York, including:
Jill Barber
Eric Bazilian (The Hooters)
Charles Bock
Marc Cohn
Heaven’s Jail w/ Phosphorescent
Marc Ribot
Megan Stielstra
More guests will be announced shortly.

Wes Reviews…

Pale Communion by Opeth for The Talkhouse. If you don’t know what any of those things are, you should DEFINITELY read the article.