Video Premiere: Live John Wesley Harding

BLURT’s favorite
raconteur, provocateur and litera-teur weighs in with some caffeinated musings.
And what about that interactive Google map?


By Blurt Staff


Musician and novelist John Wesley Harding has released a new
live video for “There’s a Starbucks (Where the Starbucks Used to Be),”
from his 2011 Yep Roc album The Sound of
His Own Voice
(reviewed here). The video is a live performance filmed
recently at the Bell House in Brooklyn. The
original video, shot on location in Manhattan,
features Harding in front of various Starbucks locations in the city. Check ‘em







Along with the video comes an interactive Google map showing the locations of each of the
with commentary about the shooting of the video.


Recently, Harding’s variety show entitled the Cabinet
of Wonders was asked to do a three show residency at New York’s City Winery. The variety show is
curated and hosted by Harding himself is not only named for his recent release,
but also includes collaborators from the worlds of music, literature,
and comedy. Upcoming guests include Edie Brickell, the Punch Brothers, Josh
Ritter, Sarah Vowell, Sondre Lerche, Fred Armisen, and Janeane
Garofalo. The Cabinet of Wonders variety show is joining
together with NPR to record, broadcast and exclusively
distribute the show beginning this spring.


Meanwhile, read the recent BLURT interview with Harding,
conducted by Contributing Editor A.D. Amorosi.


Upcoming tour dates:


3/29 – Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta,

3/30 – Local 506 – Chapel
Hill, NC

3/31 – The Stage Door Theatre – Charlotte, NC

4/20 – Tin Angel – Philadelphia,

4/28 – City Winery – New
York, NY (Cabinet of




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