The final artist to join the line-up for our End Of An Era Part 1 festival is a longtime friend of ATP, but has not actually played the festival before.
Adam Gnade's work is released as a series of books and records that share characters and continue each other's plotlines in an attempt to document a personal history of America. He has recorded his self-described "talking-songs" with members of Gang of Four, Youthmovies, Modest Mouse, 65DaysofStatic, Granddaddy, Brunch, Jonquil, Menomena, Damon Moon, Chad Valley, Pet Moon, Solid Gold Dragons, Under White Pines, Castanets, and Ohioan. This year saw the release of two EPs (AMERICANS on the Blessing Force label and Greater Mythology Blues on Punch Drunk Press) as well as his first nonfiction book, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad, which has since sold out of 11 printings. His next novel, Caveworld, will be released December 6th via Pioneers Press. Adam Gnade lives and works on a farm in the rural Midwest.
For this special show Adam will be joined by former members of Youthmovies - also old friends of ATP - who played their final shows in 2010.
Adam and the band will be performing songs from this years 'Americans' record as well as songs from his collaborative releases with Youthmovies. Adam will also be doing a book reading at the event.
The schedule for the festival will be announced very soon!