While we are in transition and searching for a stable home base, we will continue to produce events with some of our neighborhood partners.
The AltLib Popup Series will present roving events to continue supporting expansive art projects and dig deep for uncommon cultural exchanges. If you’re interested in setting up a show with us, please read our booking page and send us an e-mail.
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Louis Ledford / Myshkin Warbler / Jenny Q
July 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Jenny Q’s first book, Held Together, and award-winning songwriter Myshkin Warbler’s ninth record, Trust and the High Wire, cover the same extraordinary true story in different media and voices.
In January of 2014, Joshua Tree’s beloved local herbalist and music devotee, Jenny Q, fell into septic shock. During her six days in coma and six months in the ICU, her fiancee Myshkin, just arrived in the desert and a stranger to Jenny’s life, wrote spells for songs, and helped channel the community’s potent energies toward her healing.
Four years later, Jenny has re-learned to walk—and dance—on prosthetic legs, and has completed a raw and revealing book about her experience. Myshkin has released its musical companion piece, a record of soul/jazz/folk/rock songs, about finding and growing love on a journey through the depths.
The live show combines music from the record—played by a miniature jazz orchestra of guitars, bass and cello—with performance pieces based on the book. Irresistibly affecting, rich with hard won truths and humor, resonant with courage.
For more information please see:
Held Together Website