A posthumous release of short stories by the revered Denis Johnson – I’ll warm up the crowd with a batch of songs to suit the occasion. Come out and ignore your stupid smart phone for a change.
I’m pleased to have been invited to this. Somehow Denis Johnson’s work slipped past my radar. Especially strange since I like Raymond Carver. As I told the fellow who invited me to play this, perhaps I shouldn’t have re-read Blood Meridian so many times and I would have encountered Denis Johnson. Ah well. I’ll probably play several Townes Van Zandt songs, as they seem to fit with his characters.