John Wesley Harding Re-Opens His Cabinet

 

Monthly residency in NYC will
offer an embarrassment of musical, writerly and comedic riches, natch.

 

By Fred
Mills

 

BLURT’s
fave literary guru (and none-too-shabby tunesmith and uke wielder) John Wesley
Harding
will open up his famed Cabinet Of Wonders once again as he kicks off a
new residency at NYC’s City Winery.

 

The first
show on Feb 11 features John Wesley Harding and The English UK, along
with Harding’s evil twin, comedian Eugene Mirman (you may have heard of him…),
plus the musical talents of Ted Leo, The Fiery Furnaces, Ben Ottewell (of
Gomez) and Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield. Also along for the ride – and a
ride it shall be – are writers Patrick McGrath and Rivka Galchen.

 

The
second show on March 11 features these equally astonishing
entertainers : Josh Ritter, Tift Merritt, and
other musical acts shortly to be announced;  writers Jonathan Coe, Paul Muldoon
& Sean Wilsey,; The Jessold Consort; and of course the good Mr. Mirman
again, all aiding and abetting John Wesley Harding
& The English UK.

 

The third and last show of the series on April 22 is still “under construction,” says Harding, but
thus far he’s got Mirman and writer Rick Moody lined up.

 

Incidentally,
JWH, as Wesley Stace, has a new novel Charles
Jessold, Considered as a Murderer
” to be published by Picador on
February 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

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