JOIN US FOR THESE FREE EVENTS CELEBRATING THE OFFICIAL WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF THIS MUCH ANTICIPATED ANTHOLOGY
TONIGHT, WED 8TH APRIL- RAYS JAZZ @ FOYLES, 6.00- 8.00pm
113-119 Charing Cross Rd, Westminster, London WC2H, UK
Join us for a jam session with the Barons Of Blues, John Sinclair and Charles Shaar Murray
Music, book signings and more..
featuring Buffalo Bill on the harp
Few chroniclers of the American musical heritage have found themselves as much a part of the story they set out to document as John Sinclair and Charles Shaar Murray. This allows them to draw on their unique credentials as artists, authorities and eyewitnesses, both performing and discussing the music they love. Copies of John Sinclair’s seminal anthology It’s All Good will also be available, and Sincliar himself will be signing them for readers.
TOMORROW, THURS 9TH APRIL- HOUSMANNS BOOKSHOP, 3PM
Housmans, Peace House, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N19DX
Londons bedrock of radical writings and progressive politics welcomes back John Sinclair for an afternoon of readings, conversation and booksignings.
TUESDAY, 14TH APRIL- ROUGH TRADE EAST, SHOREDITCH, 2PM
91 Brick Ln, London, England E1 6
The largest and most definitive music store the UK has to offer, Rough Trade East, invites you to while away the post-easter blues with an afternoon with John Sinclair… In his distinctive detroit growl Sinclair recounts colourful and controversial anecdotes from his life, with readings from his anthology ITS ALL GOOD. Books available for signing on the day.
WEDNESDAY, 15TH APRIL- BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!!!! @ FILTHY MACNASTYS, 8PM
68 Amwell Street, London EC1
The hub of whiskey, rock and blues FILTHY MACNASTYS, hosts the official launch party of ITS ALL GOOD- a night of raucous blues with special guests Charles Shaar Murray, Gary Lammin and Buffalo Bill, followed by Q and As, shout outs and book signing revelery..
In 1969, the poet-provocateur, MC5 manager and White Panther John Sinclair found himself the victim of that decade’s draconian American drug laws, and facing a twenty-year jail sentence for the possession of two joints. The counterculture Sinclair helped create came to his rescue, however, when John Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ochs and others performed at a successful benefit gig to petition for his release. Since that epochal moment, Sinclair (whom Ben Edmonds calls the “hardest working poet in showbiz”) has travelled the globe with his beat verses and inimitable growl, performing with some of the world’s finest musicians.
CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY
Arguably the UK’s foremost rock journalist, Murray has written for Q, Mojo, New Statesman, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Sunday Times and more, aswell as his many published works; in 1989 Hendrix biography (Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix and Post-War Pop) deservedly claimed the prestigious Ralph Gleason Music Book Award.