On August 27 Purple Mountains were supposed to play a show at Lee’s Palace. Sadly, lead singer David Berman – who had recently returned to music a decade after retiring his beloved cult Silver Jews project – died by suicide shortly before his comeback tour was set to begin.
Instead, in Toronto, August 27 will be a celebration of the life and work of the poet and singer/songwriter. Taking place at the Tranzac, A Stone For David Berman will be a mix of poetry and music, with performances from local musicians and writers such as Lightning Dust, Deliluh, Lavender Bruisers, Matthew “Doc” Dunn, Carl Wilson and Meghan Harrison. The event will be hosted by journalist Vish Khanna, who had one of the final interviews with Berman on his Kreative Kontrol podcast.