May 6, 2009

Musicians turned into writers revert in Nashville


Some of the the best and brightest songwriters around tackle fiction in a new story collection from Melville House, Amplified: Fiction from Leading Alt-Counry, Indie Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians, launched last night with a sold-out performance by some of the musicians who contributed to the collection — Robbie Fulks, Mary Gauthier, Jon Langford and David Olney — at the storied Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennesse … which was followed up by with a reading at the mighty indie bookstore David-Kidd, just down the street.

But if you missed the festivities, you can hear a sneak preview of one of the stories in the collection, “Humanesque” by Ben Weaver, below.

Humanesque from Ben Weaver on Vimeo.

Valerie Merians is the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.