(Photograph courtesy of Chad Cochran)
What a swell time was had Thursday at Howlin’ Books, part of the Grimey’s record store empire in Nashville. A great crowd including Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale, Ernie K-Doe biographer Ben Sandmel and Dwight Yoakam biographer Don McLeese responded warmly to Lloyd Sachs’ comments about his subject, his reading from A Life in Pursuit (“a vibrant and colorful portrait” – No Depression) and his Q&A with Joe Henry.
And how could those in attendance not be lifted by Henry’s heartfelt salute to his great mentor and friend via performances of two classic Burnett compositions: “Kill Switch” and “Shake Yourself Loose”?
Here is a link to video of “Shake Yourself Loose” taken from the audience and posted on Facebook by Chris Willman.
Next up: A really big Chicago shew Monday/October 10 at the Hideout to continue the book’s launch. The mind-bogglingly good featured performers will be Kelly Hogan, Steve Dawson and Nora O’Connor.
T Bone Burnett: A Life in Pursuit officially releases October 4 from University of Texas Press. but is on the shelf at Howlin’ Books and Parnassus in Nashville and is orderable or pre-orderable now from online sites including Amazon and UT Press.