U.S musician and writer Kristin Hersh is appearing in conversation Monday 9 May at the Bidgee Studio Griffith. Many will know Kristin’s work through her bands The Throwing Muses and 50ft Wave and her extensive solo career. From her debut solo album – which featured the classic Your Ghost performed with Michael Stipe from R.E.M – to her latest solo album Crooked.
Kristin Hersh will be performing in the region as one of The Cad Factory’s 2016 artists-in-residence, and while here Western Riverina Arts are taking the opportunity to bring her to Griffith. Kristin will present a relaxed Q&A session, talking about the books she has written, her career as a musician, and playing a couple of acoustic songs.
Kristin Hersh’s memoir Rat Girl was widely praised from the New York Times to Rolling Stone which named it one of the top ten rock memoirs ever written. Don’t Suck, Don’t Die – Giving Up Vic Chesnutt is her latest book, a memoir of her good friend, US singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt who sadly took his own life in 2009.
Western Riverina Arts Regional Arts Development Officer Derek Motion says it’s an opportunity not-to-be-missed. ‘We’re pleased to be able to bring an artist of Kristin Hersh’s calibre to Griffith for this one-off appearance at the Bidgee Studio. It’s a free event, and should be of interest fans of music and literature alike.’
In Conversation and Q+A with Kristin Hersh
Griffith: 5.30pm, Monday 9 May, Bidgee Studios, 1434 Bridge Rd, Griffith