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Daniel Johnston & Friends: Hi, How Are You Tour

September 28 | 6:00 pm


A Winter Circle Production
Daniel Johnston & Friends: Hi, How Are You Tour
With Preservation All-Stars

**Special pre-show screening of the movie: “The Devil and Daniel Johnston”**

Joy Theater
New Orleans, LA
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Doors 6:00 PM | Film 7PM
All Ages

**Daniel Johnston**
Daniel Johnston has spent the last 20 or so years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps, and existential torment to an ever-growing international cult audience. Initiates, including a healthy number of discerning musicians and critics, have hailed him as an American original in the style of bluesman Robert Johnson and country legend Hank Williams. A number of artists — among them the Dead Milkmen, Yo La Tengo, the Velvet Underground’s songs. And he as collaborated with the likes of Jad Fair (a founding member of Half Japanese, who’ve also done Daniel’s songs), the Butthole Surfers, Bongwater/Shimmydisc guru Kramer, and members of Sonic Youth. Daniel gained his widest public exposure to date when, at the 1992 MTV Music Awards, Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain (who constantly touted Daniel in interviews) wore a Johnston T-shirt.

Surprisingly, the bulk of his considerable acclaim snowballed from a series of homemade, lo-fi cassettes which Daniel started recording and handing out to fans and friends alike in the early 80s. Eventually, the independent label Homestead re-issued some of these tapes on CD, and Johnston recorded a few new albums in almost-proper studios.


September 28
6:00 pm


Joy Theater
1200 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112 United States