Friday, September 4, 2015

Kristin Hersh Has a New Book and Book/Performance Tour

Kristin Hersh is set to release her second book next month. Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt is a memoir and tribute to her tour mate and close friend Vic Chesnutt, who took his own life in 2009. Her previous book, Rat Girl, is simply one of the best rock memoirs ever written. Hersh goes into incredibly personal aspects of her life with such a powerful intensity in Rat Girl, which makes Don't Suck, Don't Die one of my most anticipated books in a slew of rock memoirs coming out in the next year. She's also going on a book/performance tour in the fall. Jeff and I were both lucky enough to catch one of her Paradoxical Undressing shows which combined readings from Rat Girl and live solo performances. If that's any indication, you won't want to miss her upcoming book tour.

Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt is due out October 1 on The University of Texas Press. You can pre-order it here. You can also find out more about Kristin Hersh's extremely active career on her website. Over at Bradley's Almanac, you can listen to Kristin Hersh cover a Vic Chesnutt song last month at Cambridge's Club Passim. Her performance and book tour dates are below.

Thurs,10/1--40 Watt Club, Athens, GA--8:00 PM-- Performance
Fri, 10/2--Highland Inn Ballroom, Atlanta, GA --7:00 PM-- Book signing  
Sat, 10/3--Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA --10:30 PM--Performance  
Sun,10/4--Schuba's Tavern, Chicago, IL--8:00 PM-- Performance
Mon, 10/5--57th Street Books, Chicago, IL--6:30 PM-- Book signing  
Fri, 10/9--Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO--7:30 PM-- Book signing  
Sat, 10/10--Swallow Hill Music, Denver, CO--8:00 PM-- Performance
Mon 10/12--Octavia Books, New Orleans, LA-- 6:00 PM Book signing  
Wed, 10/14--Cactus Cafe, Austin, TX --9:00 PM Performance
Thurs,10/15-- Book People,  Austin, TX 7:00 PM-- Book signing
Fri,10/16--Waterloo,  Austin, TX-- 5:00 PM-- Performance & Book signing
Sun, 10/18--Cactus Music,  Houston, TX--4:00 PM-- Performance & Book signing
Sun, 10/18--McGonigels,  Houston, TX--7:00 PM-- Performance  
Wed, 10/21--Brooklyn Voices at St. Josephs College,  Brooklyn, NY--7:30 PM Book signing
Mon, 10/26--Bottom of the Hill,  San Francisco--8:00 PM-- Performance
Tues, 10/27--Green Apple Books,  San Francisco--7:30 PM-- Book signing
Wed, 10/28-- Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA--10:00 PM-- Performance
Thus, 10/29--Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA--7:00 PM-- Book signing  
Fri,10/30--Powell’s City of Books, Portland, OR--7:30 PM-- Book signing  
Fri,10/30--McMenamins Theatre, Portland, OR--10:00 PM Performance  
Sun 11/1--Book Soup, Los Angeles, CA--4:00 PM-- Book signing  
Sun, 11/1--The Echo, Los Angeles, CA--7:30 PM-- Performance

Wed, 11/4--New England Mobile Book Fair, Boston, MA--6:30 PM--Signing

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