Jandek performing at the Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal, Canada, 24 June 2007. Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Events 972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces takes place Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
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|Birth name||Sterling Richard Smith(?)|
|Born||October 26, 1945(?)|
|Instrument(s)||guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica, piano, drums, organ, accordion, vocals|
|Website||Guide To Jandek (unofficial)|
Jandek is the musical project of an outsider musician who operates out of Houston, Texas. Events 740 - An Earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Outsider music are songs and compositions by musicians who are not part of the commercial music industry who write songs that ignore standard musical or lyrical conventions A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Corwood Industries is a Houston Texas -based company whose only output would appear to be the music of Jandek. Outsider music are songs and compositions by musicians who are not part of the commercial music industry who write songs that ignore standard musical or lyrical conventions Since 1978, Jandek has self-released 53 albums of unusual, often emotionally dissolute folk and blues songs without ever granting more than the occasional interview or providing any biographical information. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Jandek often plays a highly idiosyncratic and frequently atonal form of folk and blues music, often using an open and unconventional chord structure. Atonality in its broadest sense describes Music that lacks a tonal center, or key. This article describes musical chords in traditional Western styles Jandek's music is unique, but the lyrics closely mirror the country blues and folk traditions of East Texas. Country blues (also folk blues, rural blues, backwoods blues, or downhome blues) refers to all Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous East Texas is a distinct geographic and ecological area in the U The name "Jandek" is most commonly used to refer specifically to the main – often sole – performer, rather than to the project.
Only a handful of people claim to have contacted Jandek, whose steadfast anonymity is legendary. He releases albums through his own record label Corwood Industries. Corwood Industries is a Houston Texas -based company whose only output would appear to be the music of Jandek. He keeps a Houston post office box so fans can write to Corwood for a typewritten catalogue and order Jandek’s albums, usually at inexpensive prices. Jandek’s work has been available on vinyl, compact disc and DVD. Many of his albums feature pictures of the same man at various ages; although it seemed likely, it was not until Jandek's live debut in 2004 that it became certain that the person depicted on the album covers was the principal performer.
Jandek's real name is almost certainly Sterling Richard Smith (probably born October 26, 1945); a review of Ready for the House in OP magazine, the first ever national press given to Jandek, refers to the artist as Sterling Smith, checks written to Corwood come back endorsed by Smith, and Smith is listed as the claimant in the copyright records for Jandek's albums at the Library of Congress. Events 740 - An Earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar Ready for the House is the debut album by Jandek, and was released in 1978 by his own Corwood Industries label with the catalog number #0739 The Library of Congress is the De facto National library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress Despite this evidence, Corwood never uses the name in connection with Jandek, and, in turn, many of Jandek's fans respectfully maintain this separation. He is widely believed to live in the area of Houston, Texas, as this is the location of the post office box (No. 15375) which has been used by Corwood from the beginning. There is also a telephone number for Corwood Industries listed in the phone book for the area. Corwood happens to share the number with "Sterling Smith Corporation", which appears to be a stock and securities broker. 
Smith has kept his personal history an almost absolute secret, revealing only one story about his pre-Corwood years: he wrote seven novels but burned them upon rejection from New York publishers. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story The City of New York  Aside from that anecdote, nothing is known about his life. He is rumored to have grown up, or at least spent time in Providence, Rhode Island. This suggestion is not baseless – a handful of early Jandek songs mention either the state itself or the Rhode Island town of Point Judith. It has also been suggested that he is well traveled, as several album sleeves depict locations that have been formally identified as being outside the United States. This, however, presumes that all pictures that do not depict Smith were taken by him.
In his one of just two known interviews (given in 1985 to John Trubee for Spin Magazine), Jandek mentions that he was working at that time as a machinist. Spin is a Music Magazine that reports on Music for Life Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione Jr 
Jandek's first album, Ready for the House, though obviously a solo work, was originally credited to a band called The Units. As explained in an interview in the first issue of Spin, Smith was forced to change the name by an identically named Californian group already in possession of a copyright. The Units are a defunct early Electronic music / Punk rock / New Wave / Synthpunk band founded in San Francisco in 1978 and active until All reissues of this first album and all subsequent Corwood releases have been credited to "Jandek". In Trubee's interview, Smith claims he came up with the name Jandek while on the telephone with a person named Decker during the month of January.  Smith's initial use of a plural band name (and Corwood's curious tendency to refer to Jandek as "a representative from Corwood Industries") has led some fans to suggest that the reclusive artist intended his oeuvre to be perceived as the work of an anonymous collective rather than that of a single man. Indeed, though roughly two-thirds of his records are solo affairs, the other third have variably featured female vocalists, different male vocalists, bass guitar, electric guitar, drums, and accordion. These contributions are usually credited to outside collaborators, but in the Spin interview as well as a letter to DJ Irwin Chusid the artist admitted to having overdubbed parts himself on occasion, such as on the album The Rocks Crumble. Irwin Chusid (born 22 April 1951 based in Hoboken New Jersey, is a Journalist, music historian radio personality and self-described "landmark preservationist At any rate, no proper credits list has ever appeared on an album, but song titles have included "Nancy Sings" and "John Plays Drums", though, curiously, those pieces turn out to be two different versions of the same song.
One early theory suggested that all the music was recorded in a single, feverish, possibly manic phase and that after 19 albums the releases would stop. This appeared, for a moment, as if it might have some validity - the 21st album, Lost Cause, finished with a sidelong piece called "The Electric End", a crazed instrumental featuring shouted vocals. Lost Cause is the twenty-first album by Jandek, and his only of 1992. Instead, this seems to have marked the end of the "first band phase. " Then the 22nd album arrived and returned to the acoustic and vocal sound that is found on most of the first six Corwood albums (often referred to as "the first acoustic phase"). This continued unabated for seven albums until, in 1999, The Beginning was released, which featured a side-long work of instrumental piano. The Beginning is the twenty-eighth album by Jandek. It was released in 1999, and was given Corwood Industries release number 0766 This ushered in the most controversial period of albums in Corwood's history - three albums of unaccompanied voice. Seemingly recorded on a voice-activated tape recorder, these "spoken word songs" ran up to half an hour in length and taxed even the most devoted followers. After these albums, though, the direction changed again and Jandek returned to a voice and guitar (with occasional harmonica) mixture, though things were different. A harmonica is a free reed Wind instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers or The guitar was often electric and the voice was decidedly older than that on the previous albums. Further albums have continued the solo approach, though the instrument used has occasionally been a fretless bass, and the songs have stretched progressively longer and the lyrics have become even more personal. Though Corwood still releases albums like this (the most recent is The Myth of Blue Icicles), they are now alternated with releases of the live band shows, which are remarkably different and feature unusually tight playing. The Myth of Blue Icicles is the 52nd album by Jandek, released in 2008 as Corwood #0790
Some of Jandek's allure stems from his small but devoted fan base that includes Sonic Youth, Bill Callahan, Mike Watt, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, Low, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes and K Records founder Calvin Johnson. Sonic Youth is an American Alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981 Bill Callahan (born 1966 also known as Smog and (Smog, is an American Singer-songwriter born in Silver Spring Maryland. Michael David Watt (born December 20, 1957 in Portsmouth Virginia) is an American Bass guitarist singer and Songwriter. The Mountain Goats is a band led by American Singer-songwriter John Darnielle. Low is an American Indie rock group from Duluth Minnesota. The group was formed in 1993, by Alan Sparhawk ( Guitar Benjamin Gibbard (born August 11, 1976 in Bremerton Washington) is an American Musician who has formed several indie Death Cab for Cutie is an American Indie rock band formed in Bellingham, Bright Eyes is an American band consisting of Singer-songwriter / Guitarist Conor Oberst, Multi-instrumentalist / producer K Records is an Independent record label in Olympia Washington, co-founded owned and operated by Calvin Johnson, formerly of the bands Cool Calvin Johnson (born November 1, 1962) is an American Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter, Music producer, and Disc jockey In the 1980s and 1990s most fans stumbled into the world of Jandek after hearing his music on college radio or freeform stations like WFMU and WCBN-FM, but as the 21st century approached Jandek was just as likely to catch fans through the internet. Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of Radio station that is run by the students of a college WFMU is a listener-supported non-commercial Radio station based in Jersey City New Jersey, broadcasting at 91 WCBN-FM is the student-run Radio station of the University of Michigan. An "unofficial Jandek website" was founded by Seth Tisue in 1997.  It includes complete descriptions of each album and concert and the archives of the Jandek Discussion List.
Jandek has given only two phone interviews in his entire career, the first conducted by fellow outsider artist John Trubee, for the aforementioned Spin article in 1985. Spin is a Music Magazine that reports on Music for Life Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione Jr In it, he admitted to having had musical training earlier in life, and refuted an OP magazine reviewer praising "May he never tune his guitar!" by stating that he did indeed tune his guitar, albeit usually to open tunings of his own devising. Guitar tunings are differing pitch arrangements of open (unfretted strings used for the Guitar. The Spin article was Jandek's first major press; as the '80s drew to a close, the magazine proclaimed him to be one of the Most Important Artists of the 1980s in a special end-of-decade issue. Outsider music expert Irwin Chusid conducted the second interview and brought quite a bit of attention to Jandek by including an account of his own dealings with Corwood Industries in his book Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious World of Outsider Music, the accompanying album featuring a track from Ready for the House after Jandek called him in response to Chusid's request for information. Irwin Chusid (born 22 April 1951 based in Hoboken New Jersey, is a Journalist, music historian radio personality and self-described "landmark preservationist Corwood Industries is a Houston Texas -based company whose only output would appear to be the music of Jandek. Songs in the Key of Z is the title of a Book and two compilation CD albums Texas Monthly reporter Katy Vine tracked down the "Corwood Representative" and gave an account of her experiences in the August 1999 issue. Texas Monthly is a monthly American Magazine published in Austin, Texas. At Jandek's request Vine kept his name and address a secret.
In 2004 Unicorn Stencil Productions released the first documentary on Jandek, entitled Jandek on Corwood. Jandek on Corwood is a documentary about veteran reclusive folk/blues artist Jandek. It was directed by Chad Freidrichs, and produced by Freidrichs and Paul Fehler. Amongst the extras on the DVD release of the documentary is the entire unedited tape of the John Trubee-conducted Spin interview. No one from Corwood Industries is represented on screen, but the label did suggest several people to be interviewed for the movie, including music critics Phil Milstein and Gary Pig Gold, and Katy Vine. Corwood's recommendation of Vine for the documentary is seen as essentially endorsing the contents and confirming the authenticity of the Texas Monthly interview. In October of the same year Jandek stunned the alternative music scene by playing live for what was probably the first time (see live performances section below for details).
In September 2006, author Danen Jobe announced the completion and publication of the first part of his Corwood-sanctioned novel Niagra Blues, released through Scottish publishers Single Cell Press. The book, representing Jobe's imagination of a possible biography of the artist, is almost entirely fictional; its protagonist shares with Jandek only his stage name, song catalog, and a few other facts.
There have been a handful of live shows each year, and Corwood intends to release all of them on CD in addition to its studio albums. In fact, Corwood puts out more Jandek releases now than ever in its history, releasing five albums in 2005 alone. Summer 2006 saw the release of the first Corwood DVD, a video version of Glasgow Sunday, Jandek's first live performance.
Duality of Self, a record of Jandek's performance in Toronto in September 2006 was premiered at the SXSW Music Festival and Film Festival in March 2007. Duality of Self is the forthcoming DVD of Jandek ’s September 17 2006 concert in Toronto shot by a five-camera crew Produced by Colin Brunton, Jim Mauro, Gary Topp and "The Representative from Corwood", the two hour concert film was directed by Brunton and editor Ryan Noth, using a five camera set up.
Since Corwood persistently declines to provide any further information, Jandek's fanbase has become fertile ground for various interpretations of both his music and persona. The range of different theories and beliefs are impossible to sum up, but they tend to fall on a spectrum between two extremes. The first see Jandek's persona as entirely transparent – not really a persona at all. They view his albums as a sort of "musical diary", contending that the feeling in his music is too personal, guileless, and extreme in its emotions to be entirely or even (for the stalwarts) partially imagined. As a result these fans are more likely to be interested in the artist's biographical information and are more likely to believe that he is Sterling R. Smith, and that a conceptual separation between the two is largely meaningless. This stance was more popular earlier in Jandek's career.
The second camp take up the opposite stance: they believe that Jandek is an artistic persona bearing little to no resemblance to any specific person. For them the questions regarding Jandek's "true identity", such as whether or not he is Smith, are completely irrelevant. Instead of seeing the Corwood catalogue as a "diary", these fans see it as the work of a self-conscious artist, its lyrics closer to fiction than autobiography. Many of Jandek's newer fans prefer some degree of this stance, and usually prefer to call him "the Representative from Corwood Industries" or "the Rep" for short, rather than Jandek.
For its part, Corwood has stated many times that the listener's impression of Jandek's music is far more important and interesting to the principal performer than his original intent for it.
The mystery of Jandek's identity was partially resolved in October 2004 when he performed live in Scotland, at the Instal 04 music festival in Glasgow. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom This was Jandek's first known live appearance and he performed with Richard Youngs (bass) and Alex Neilson (drums). Richard Youngs (born 29 May 1966 is a British musician with a prolific and diverse output including many collaborations Alex Neilson is an English drummer percussionist and singer who is currently based in Glasgow. The man on stage was obviously the same man who appears on the album covers. As per Corwood's stipulations, the performance was not publicized in advance, nor was it identified as it happened or at any point afterwards. This performance, and all the subsequent performances up to the All Tomorrow's Parties one, seem to have been initiated and organised by Barry Esson, whose company Arika stages music festivals in Scotland, including INSTAL and Music Lovers' Field Companion. All Tomorrow's Parties is a Music festival which takes place in England at Camber Sands holiday camp in East Sussex and Butlin's holiday David Tibet of Current 93, who had headlined the festival the previous day, advised fans not only that none of the other artists knew of the performance but also that the word "Jandek" was never used, the man who performed alongside Youngs and Neilson being identified only as "a representative of Corwood Industries" (the full text of Tibet's messages to the Jandek mailing list can be read at Seth Tisue's website, linked below). Current 93 are an eclectic British Experimental music group working since the early 1980s in folk -based musical forms
In May 2005, however, Jandek made announced appearances at the Music Lovers’ Field Companion festival in Gateshead, England and at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Scotland again with Youngs and Neilson. Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England. It lies on the southern bank of the River Tyne, opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. The Gateshead performance was another guitar/bass/drums trio similar to the performance as Instal '04 while the Glasgow show found Jandek playing piano with Youngs on bowed contrabass and Neilson on percussion. It later transpired that, as rumored at the time, this performance was a single song in many parts titled "The Cell". It lasted around 90 minutes and has been described as lacking the dissonance often associated with Jandek, instead being gentle and melodic with many of the piano parts resembling Erik Satie. Alfred Éric Leslie Satie ( Honfleur, 17 May 1866 – Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French Composer and These first shows have since been released as Glasgow Sunday, Newcastle Sunday, and Glasgow Monday. Glasgow Sunday is the second of four albums released in 2005 by musician Jandek on Corwood Industries, as (0779 Newcastle Sunday is the 45th release by avant-[[folk music|folk]]/ blues Singer/songwriter Jandek, released by Corwood Industries Glasgow Monday is the 47th release third live album and second-ever double album release from avant-folk/blues singer/songwriter Jandek.
On August 28, 2005 he performed in Austin, Texas (as scheduled) at the Scottish Rite Theatre and Temple to a sold-out audience. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction in the United States often omits the and) commonly known as simply the It was notably his first time ever to appear on stage in the United States, and he performed with Nick Hennies (drums), Chris Cogburn (drums), and Juan Garcia (bass); this performance has been released by Corwood under the title Austin Sunday. Austin Sunday is the 48th release overall and fourth live album by avant-folk/blues singer/songwriter Jandek. He also did two nights of gigs in New York City. The first night has been released as the double CD "Manhattan Tuesday". Manhattan Tuesday is a live album by Jandek released in 2007 and is the 50th album released by Corwood Industries since 1978 He was scheduled to play in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 2, 2005 but the show was canceled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States A Chicago show was announced only two days in advance, then cancelled the next day because Hurricane Rita was approaching Houston. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Hurricane Rita was the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most intense Tropical cyclone ever observed in the Gulf of Mexico In October 2005, Jandek played three sets on 2 different days at Instal 2005 in Glasgow (including a collaboration with Loren Connors and a set with Youngs and Neilson, the latter being released in 2008 as Glasgow Friday) and also performed alone in London, accompanying himself with an acoustic guitar - to date, this is the only engagement the "Corwood Representative" has undertaken without additional musicians. Loren MazzaCane Connors (born October 21, 1949) is an American Experimental musician who has recorded and performed under several different Glasgow Friday is a live album by Jandek released in 2008 It is Jandek's 53rd release In November, he played in Hasselt, Belgium and in Helsinki. ||-||-||} Hasselt is a Belgian City and municipality, and capital of the Flemish province of Limburg. The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those Helsinki (in Finnish;) or Helsingfors (in Swedish;) is the Capital and largest city of Finland. On March 10, 2006, he made his (unannounced) first performing appearance in his hometown of Houston, backing Loren Connors and Alan Licht on bass and harmonica during their second set at Live Oak Friends Meeting House. Events 241 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Loren MazzaCane Connors (born October 21, 1949) is an American Experimental musician who has recorded and performed under several different Alan Licht (b June 6, 1968) is an American Guitarist and Composer, whose work combines elements of pop, noise, Free He also performed on guitar with a full backing band on April 20, 2006 at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Oregon, with Sam Coomes of the band Quasi on bass and Emil Amos from Grails playing drums, plus backing vocalists Liz Harris ("Grouper") & Jessica Dennison. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers Samuel J Coomes is an American musician and currently half of the Portland -area indie band Quasi, along with Drummer and ex-wife For the prefix see the Wiktionary entry quasi-. Quasi is an Indie rock band formed in Portland Oregon Grails is an American Instrumental rock band from Portland Oregon. He returned to the UK in May to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival at Camber Sands as well as playing 2 sets in one night in Bristol and making a low key, short notice return to Glasgow, once again in the company of Youngs and Neilson. For historical information on the area see Camber article Camber Sands is a seaside resort at Camber (near Rye) East Sussex A further London show was canceled without explanation.
Jandek performed twice in September 2006. The first show, in Toronto, was performed at a renovated circus rehearsal space and continued the semi-classical/jazzy aspects of Glasgow Monday, this time using a unique lineup of cymbals, double bass and a guitar played more for sound patterns than melody. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Glasgow Monday is the 47th release third live album and second-ever double album release from avant-folk/blues singer/songwriter Jandek. The artist himself played the Korg keyboards again (as he had in Manhattan), and the performance was one extended piece. By contrast, three days later he played a high-amped rock set with bassist Josh Abrams and Tortoise drummer/producer John McEntire that featured lyrics recounting a prison stay. Tortoises or land Turtles are land-dwelling Reptiles of the family of Testudinidae', order Testudines. John McEntire (born April 9, 1970 in Portland Oregon) is an American Drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jandek played a show in Seattle, Washington at On the Boards on October 27, 2006 with the same lineup as the Portland performance earlier that year, and he ended 2006 with a concert in Indianapolis on December 9, 2006 in a church sanctuary attached to the Harrison Center for the Arts. Events 312 - Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. That show included a female vocalist who also played viola and sang lead on a few tracks and a flute player, a first.
Reeds were experimented with more in Atlanta and Richmond, Virginia. At the former, he returned to piano, but was backed by violin, percussion and bass clarinet. At one point the group played a lengthy free-jazz song, with the Corwood Representative attacking the piano before slowing down, performing a song, and then returning to the free jazz. Richmond returned to a bluesier sound, but added saxophone. There were also (unintentionally) props at this show representing a living room and featuring items (coincidentally) from Corwood covers (a mannequin, a guitar case, a gaudy couch, etc. ), due to a theater piece being performed in the same space. Jandek performed at the 2007 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas on March 17, 2007 to a sold-out audience of 500 at Central Presbyterian Church. Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
On June 8, 2007, Jandek performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston at a show arranged by local curatorial entity The Critique of Pure Reason. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. For this performance, Jandek played fretless bass guitar, and was supported by local improvisational musicians Greg Kelley (trumpet), Jorrit Dijkstra (alto saxophone, lyricon), and Eli Keszler (percussion). This was the first live performance where Jandek played the bass. The show was sold out, with an audience of over 300 witnessing the two-hour-long performance.
Jandek performed at the Rose Marine Theater in Ft. Worth, Texas on July 21, 2007, with Texas musicians Will Johnson of Centro-matic (drums), Ryan Williams of Baptist Generals (bass), pedal steel player Susan Alcorn and Austin banjo player Ralph White. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Centro-matic is an Indie rock band based in Denton Texas. It started in 1995 as a side-project for Will Johnson. Susan Alcorn (born 1953 is an American Composer, improvisor and Pedal steel guitarist active in contemporary music and Free improvisation. This Cowtown line-up also performed on Saturday March 15th, 2008 at Central Presbyterian Church as part of the first night presented by Signal To Noise at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Jandek performed in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 17, 2008 at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre with James Cornish (trumpet) and Christian Matjias (harpsichord) in a free concert event curated by WCBN-FM. Ann Arbor is a city in the US state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common A harpsichord is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. WCBN-FM is the student-run Radio station of the University of Michigan. The Corwood representative played hollow-body electric bass guitar. This performance was the first to feature a modern improvisational dancer, Biba Bell.
On Friday June 13, 2008, Jandek will perform a solo acoustic set in the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Since its opening in 1978 the Douglas Hyde Gallery, funded by the Arts Council and Trinity College, has been a significant presence on the Dublin art scene Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world The performance will be accompanied by an exhibition of Jandek album covers and a catalogue published by the gallery.
Also, on Friday July 25, 2008, Jandek will perform at the Bug Theatre in Denver, Colorado, his first-ever in the state and one of the few in the west. Events 285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Smith, Sterling Richard (possibly)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 26, 1945 (possibly)|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Houston, Texas, United States (possibly)|
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