In a little less than three weeks, I'll be hosting an event at the Fremont Abbey called Songs About Books. A couple of months ago, I interviewed five Northwest musicians about their reading lives and what their songwriting processes are like. I then assigned them each a book. They've each written five songs about and in response to their assigned books. They'll perform those songs live for you on August 19th, and everyone who attends the show will receive a CD featuring the songs, too. (You can buy tickets here. If you can't attend the show, the CD is available for pre-order on the Ball of Wax Bandcamp page.
And if you're curious to hear what a musical book review (or a musical book report, or just a song about a book) sounds like, you should visit the Ball of Wax blog, where Levi Fuller has posted four songs from the project for your free listening pleasure.
These are books that I love, interpreted and experienced by some really wonderful musicians. That just about sounds like a perfect evening, to me. Hope to see you there.