In Conversation with John Waters

Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” John Waters hitchhikes from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely highways and risky drivers, celebrating America’s weird, surprising, and generous citizenry in his new book Carsick: John Waters Hitchikes Across America. The Philadelphia Free Library hosts Wesley Stace in conversation …

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Readings for mid-April

On Saturday, April 12, the 11th annual CityLit Festival at Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD, will be co-headlined by National Book Award winner James McBride and singer-songwriter/novelist Wesley Stace. Wes will be in conversation with WTMD’s Erik Deatherage and will perform a short acoustic set of music, beginning at 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday, April 16, Wes will visit …

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Portland Cabinet of Wonders

On Friday, April 4, Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders visits Portland OR and it’s all for a good cause. Benefitting Children’s Cancer Association’s MyMusicRX, Cabineteers include Jim James, Colin Meloy, Black Prairie. Tickets are available at the Aladdin Theater.


Ovid In Exile/Record Store Day

Ovid in Exile is Wesley Stace’s exclusive vinyl only release for Record Store Day 2014. That’s April 19, as if we need to remind you. Subtitled “The Songs behind Self-Titled”, it contains 12 of the solo acoustic demos recorded in Portland on 11/10/11 and bears the simple legend: “Produced by Scott McCaughey. Recorded by Tucker …

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Wes To Moderate Dylan Panel, March 27, NYU

Bob Dylan in the 80s – A Discussion, moderated by Wesley Stace Panelists: Robert Christgau- Music critic Glen Hansard- Singer/Songwriter Dawn Landes- Singer/Songwriter Jesse Lauter- Producer Sean O’Brien- Producer This event is open to the public. Advance RSVP is required. Event Date and Time: March 27, 2014 7:30-9:30pm Please note amended start time. Location: NYU / Tisch …

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Wonderkid: A Novel

Wonderkid, Wes’ fourth novel is out today! A backstage epic of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but also sippy cups, pillow fights, and Baby Bjorns, this is Almost Famous through the looking glass. Available through Amazon and other fine booksellers, both virtual and physical. See the Events page here for the Book Tour. Through …

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“Studies in World Literature – The Allusive John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace” @ CCSU

  ENG 214-01: Studies in World Literature – The Allusive John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace Spring 2014 MW 10:50-12:05 Willard Hall 308 Dr. Gilbert L. Gigliotti, CCSU English Department Course Objectives   By the end of the course, students should be able to:   Recognize the chronology of the major songs, albums, criticism, and novels of …

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WONDERKID – advance enthusiasm

  Some advance enthusiasm for WONDERKID, to be published by Overlook Press, March 2014 “I can’t believe that this amazing book exists. Wonderkid is by far the best music novel I’ve ever read, and the most unexpectedly wild ride I’ve ever been on. Every detail is perfect. Wonderkid is uplifting, inspiring, unhinged, and unpredictable, just …

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Pre-order Wesley Stace’s upcoming Self-Titled, and receive an exclusive excerpt

Twenty-five years after the release of his debut album, celebrated author, NPR personality, and singer/songwriter Wesley Stace, formerly known as John Wesley Harding, returns with Self-Titled, his first record under his given name. Stace chose to step out from behind his well-established stage-name for Self-Titled in honor of the increasingly personal nature of his new …

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New fall tour dates announced ahead of Sept. 17 release of SELF-TITLED

New tour dates have been announced for fall in support of Wesley Stace’s forthcoming record, Self-Titled (out September 17 on Yep Roc Records, see track list below). The upcoming tour dates will feature both headlining performances as well as a traveling version of his Cabinet of Wonders, the ongoing variety show that draws together collaborators …

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