Phoebe Bridgers, Waxahatchee, Beck, Jeff Tweedy, Fontaines DC, and many others paid tribute to Daniel Johnston last night in a special event presented by New York’s Electric Lady Studios, titled Honey I Sure Miss You, A Tribute to the Life of Daniel Johnston. Kevin Morby, Maya Hawke & Jesse Harris, Devendra Banhart, the Lemon Twigs, Cut Worms, and more also performed their favorite tracks from the late cult musician, who died one year ago yesterday (September 11) of a heart attack. Watch the livestream event below, and at the Electric Lady Studios website.
In addition to organising the event, Electric Lady Studios has also curated a collection of Johnston’s original artwork, as well as presenting a never-before-seen home movie of Johnston shared by his family.
Lee Foster, the managing partner of Electric Lady, said in a statement: “I’m just a huge fan of Daniel Johnston’s drawings and music and recognise how beloved he is, especially within the music community. If you’re a fan, you’re usually a fanatic, and when I started reaching out to musician and industry friends for video submissions, the answer was almost always an all-caps ‘YES.’ People want to celebrate him.”
Back in in July, a new box set titled The End Is Never Really Over was announced as part of Record Store Day UK, containing Johnston’s 1990 album 1990 and 1991’s Artistic Vice.