The Handsome Family
and much more - including potluck dinner!
The Art Queen in Joshua Tree will host a special closing event on Friday, July 27 for Jesse Wiedel's current show "This Magic Moment," featuring a concert with The Handsome Family.
There will be a talking circle with Cheryl Montelle's Mil-Tree from 6 to 7pm, followed by a potluck from 7 to 8pm - please bring food to share, and your own plates and utensils! The concert by The Handsome Family will begin at 8pm.
A $10 donation for the band is suggested, but no one will be turned away.
Art Queen is located at 61855 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree.
Photo: THE HANDSOME FAMILY...live and record in a small adobe house in Albuquerque surrounded by rattlesnakes and broken glass. A reader's poll in Mojo named our third CD, Through the Trees one of the 10 essential Americana records of all time. UK's Guardian newspaper named our song "Weightless Again" one of the 100 best songs ever written about heartbreak. Our work has been covered by many artists, including: Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird and an unknown singer on American Idol. Over the 15 years we've been writing music and performing we've toured circles round the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. We've appeared in the movies, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man and Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus as well as on Late Night with Jools Holland. Richard Starkey (yes, Ringo!) once wrote us a check for #25. For our upcoming show the line-up will be Brett Sparks (vocals, guitar), Rennie Sparks (vocals, banjo, ukelele bass), Jason Toth (drums).
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