Last night former Seattle resident Wesley Stace, aka John Wesley Harding, played an intimate show at the Tractor Tavern with special Guest star Kurt Bloch. Wes moved to New York about ten years ago and achieved worldwide fame as a novelist, yet he continues to write and record music.
Although he now lives in Philadelphia, he's in the Northwest recording an album with fellow former Seattleites Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck at Portland's Type Foundry Studios. His backing band consists of four out of five of the Decemberists. Here's Wes with Scott and Decemberists John Moen, Chris Funk and Jenny Conlee.