Just announced, a Gene Smith’s Sink event at Big Ears Festival on Friday March 23. This event means more than most. After documenting the festival with a team of documentarians since 2014 I’m thrilled and grateful to be on the schedule this year. My experiences at Big Ears influenced the final distilled form of my book. More about that influence can be found in an interview last October with editor Nicole Rudick of The Paris Review (“Writing Roundabout“).
We’ll be announcing the participating musicians soon. Jem Cohen’s short film, Chuck-will’s-widow, based on a chapter in Sink, will also be part of the program.
This event will be similar to the one The Paris Review put together at National Sawdust in Brooklyn in October. You can read about that one and see photos from it here.