97Clip: Chuck Kinder & the Deliberate Strangers
- May 30, 2002You may know Chuck Kinder from The Wonder Boys. Is it me, or are
literary/roots-music hybirds (Jim Roll's new record, Neal Pollack & the
Pine Valley Cosmonauts) on the upswing?
The Bushwhackers are a guaranteed good time.
Chuck Kinder / Deliberate Strangers / Bushwhackers
The Kinder-ness of Strangers
writer: JUSTIN HOPPER
Appalachian author of barroom discontent Chuck Kinder has long been a fan
of the Deliberate Strangers' musical brand of discontented barroom
Appalachia. And vice-versa.
"He calls us his house band," says Stranger Tom Moran.
After a few years of friendship, kindled over beers in Kinder's backyard,
the renowned author and Carnegie Mellon University professor will get a
chance to join the Strangers onstage this Saturday. As the kickoff to
Kinder's national book tour supporting the paperback release of
Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale, the author will join the Strangers for a
reading at Club Café.
"We were sitting around [Kinder's yard]," says Moran, "he's getting ready
for his book tour, and he said "I'd really like to do this in a bar." We
were talking about [how] when Steve Earle's book came out, he did part of
his book tour in bars."
As a foil to Kinder's booze-and-sex-fuelled fiction, and the Strangers'
doom-and-gloom alt-country, Pittsburgh honky-tonk femme fatales the
Bushwhackers perform favorites from the likes of Kitty Wells and Ernest
Chuck Kinder, the Deliberate Strangers and the Bushwackers perform at 9:30
p.m. Sat., June 1, at Club Café, South Side. 412-431-4950.
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