Posted in comedy | music | pictures on October 31, 2011

photos by Chris Graham

"John Wesley Harding just sang a song with an Atlantic Yards reference." - Kate

John Hold Steady Walkmen Mountain Goat Wesley Harding
Roseanne Cash

"Well, you know, I've been making music for twenty something years now, and over the years, you meet many people in and out of your lives. They may or may not be your best friends, and you may or may not be close with their families, but there is a mutual respect and in some cases, that blossoms into very long friendships. For example, when I first came into America in 1990, I think my first ever solo show here was in Athens, Georgia. There, I was invited to stay at Peter Buck's house, and staying there was Nikki Sudden who has since sadly demised, and Billy Bragg; it was quite a wild scenario. It was my first time in town really, and my first solo show in America, so I've known Peter 21 years now. Scott, the producer of the record, came up to me at a show in Seattle in 1992 and said, "I'm a fan, I'm in the Young Fresh Fellows," and I said, "Fantastic." Now, bizarrely, he's not only in the Young Fresh Fellows, he's also in The Minus Five who was the backing band of my last album, and R.E.M who are now no more. Rosanne Cash, I met totally by chance in a New York lunch place. We were introduced, and I'm an artist-in-residence at this university, and I asked her to do a talk for the students with me because she's also a writer and musician. We've become very good friends, she's a great user of the social networking device Twitter, and we kind of keep in touch through that. So, I've known her a few years now, and her voice is so very recognizable to me, and I've loved it for so long that she is a very easy person to summon how good she would be in your mind of how good she would be in a song; then there's John Roderick of The Long Winters who is quite a recent friend; also Laura Veirs--I needed a woman to sing the parts of the ghost of my ex-girlfriend in one of the songs; and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos does the horns on everything, and he produced an album for me in 1992 called Why We Fight. He also found me a place to live. I was his neighbor for a couple of years. So, as you can see, it's a lovely web of friendship and mutual history."
- John Wesley Harding to Huffington Post
John Wesley Harding regularly showcases his many friends and acquaintances at his Cabinet of Wonder shows. The last was at City Winery on Friday (10/28) with Craig Finn, John Darnielle (the Mountain Goats), Rosanne Cash Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen), Eugene Mirman, John Hodgman, Emma Straub, and more. A full set of pictures in this post.

Tickets are still on sale for the Decemberists-filled Cabinet of Wonders that will go down in the same venue on 11/18. Many of the same musicians will also be in the house the next night at the Bell House and then at Maxwell's right after that.

More pictures from City Winery below...

Emma Straub

Emma Straub

Emma Straub

Emma Straub

Emma Straub

Emma Straub

Emma Straub

Emma Straub

Craig Finn of the Hold Steady

Craig Finn of the Hold Steady

MORE OF CRAIG HERE.

Paul Harding

Paul Harding

Paul Harding

Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen

Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser

John Hodgman

John Hodgman

John Hodgman

John Hodgman

John Hodgman

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

Rosanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

Roseanne Cash

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Comments (9)

what did ham from the walkmen play?

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2011 3:09 PM

Yuppies.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2011 3:19 PM

Hi, I'm Kate.

When I'm not out brunching with my girl friends from college and shopping for the latest high boot from Frye or Steve Madden, I am at shows tweeting in the middle of songs when something topical is sung about.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2011 3:23 PM

Darnielle AND Finn?
This show was at the City WHINEry

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2011 3:31 PM

hamilton played a beach house song, a sinatra song, and then did a duet of the kinks' "strangers" with JWH

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2011 4:34 PM

Strangers? Good choice!

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2011 7:02 PM

Great choice.

Posted by David | November 1, 2011 3:49 PM

john is a amazing man

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 7:21 PM

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