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  • January 22nd AUSTIN HI, HOW ARE YOU DAY

    Hi, How Are You Day JANUARY 22 TO BE DESIGNATED “HI, HOW ARE YOU?” DAY IN AUSTIN Awareness for city-wide, neighbor-to-neighbor mental well-being check-in highlighted by a night of music and art and featuring performances by, Moving Panoramas, Kathy McCarty, Cowboy Diplomacy, Jane Ellen Bryant and Will Courtney.

    (AUSTIN, TEXAS – January 9, 2018) – “Hi, How Are You?” Foundation is pleased to present, in partnership with SIMS Foundation, City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division, and Mohawk, a night of music and art celebrating mental wellness on Monday, January 22 at Mohawk, located at 912 Red River St., Austin, Texas, 78701. The line-up includes Moving Panoramas (featuring Laurie Gallardo), Kathy McCarty, Cowboy Diplomacy, Jane Ellen Bryant, Will Courtney, Leslie Sisson with Josh T. Pierson and Jonathan Terrell, and special guests. The musicians will perform select songs written by Daniel Johnston, as well as their own original music. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP art sale and cocktail hour with bites by Frank, and features works by artists Daniel Johnston, David Thornberry, Jason Archer, Miguel Rangel, and Matthew Rodriguez. Art will be for sale throughout the event and music starts at 8:00 p.m.

    “Hi, How Are You?” Day is the brainchild of Courtney Blanton and Tom Gimbel, co-founders of the aptly named “Hi, How Are You?” Foundation that promotes togetherness and education around mental well-being. It derives its name from the beloved Austin frog, “Jeremiah the Innocent”, famously painted on the corner of Guadalupe and 21st Street by singer-songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston. Johnston’s own mental health issues have long been chronicled and serve as inspiration to the music community and beyond that mental wellness can be a challenge for all of us and we need to check our mental health just like we get a physical at the doctor. “Hi, How Are You?” Day, will be officially proclaimed by the City of Austin on January 22 and will remind citizens of Austin to check on their friends and neighbors’ mental health and offer assistance and resources if needed.

    Tickets for the “Hi, How Are You?” Day show can be purchased for $10 in advance/$15 at the door for general admission, and $50 for the VIP ticket that includes art preview and sale, food and drink. Buy tickets at: http://eventbrite.com/e/hi-how-are-you-day-a-celebration-of-music-art-and-community-mohawk-tickets-41472988826

    "I have struggled with depression and anxiety throughout my life. I wanted a day to inspire and encourage others to talk openly about their own struggles and to really listen to and be with one another," said Courtney Blanton, co-founder of “Hi, How Are You?” Foundation. “My goal is to create a platform where leaders in the field of mental health come together to exchange ideas and foster positive change.”

    "I have had the privilege of working with Daniel Johnston for 25 years,” said Tom Gimbel, co-founder of “Hi, How Are You?” Foundation. “He is both a longtime friend and a lifetime inspiration. I can’t believe that ‘Jeremiah the Innocent’ has been staring us in the face all this time and no one has thought about the true meaning.”

    "SIMS Foundation is thrilled to be part of this creative effort to reduce stigma for seeking mental health services,” said Heather Alden, Executive Director of SIMS Foundation. "Musicians make eloquent and poetic work out of their emotions. But, emotional well-being can be difficult to maintain. We want the Austin music family and all Austinites to know resources exist for treating their mental health issues. "

    "The Austin Music & Entertainment Division jumped at the chance to be involved in the inaugural ‘Hi, How Are You? Day,’" said Erica Shamaly, Division Manager at City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division. "Music is an integral component of what makes Austin special, but the hours and expectations of the industry can be tough, leading to addiction or other challenges. We must be sure that we check in on each other, and this event is a great reminder to do just that.”

    ABOUT THE “HI, HOW ARE YOU?” FOUNDATION: The “Hi, How Are You?” (HHAY) Foundation was created to generate new conversation around mental well-being. The name and city-proclaimed HHAY Day were inspired by Austin’s love for the iconic mural painted by Daniel Johnston. On January 22nd (Johnston’s birthday) Austinites are encouraged to check in on a neighbor, friend, co-worker, family member, or loved one and ask, “Hi, How Are You?”. The Foundation, created with the support of the Johnston Family, provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and education on mental well-being. Johnston is a world-renowned musician and visual artist despite his own struggles with mental illness. www.hihowareyou.org

    ABOUT THE SIMS FOUNDATION: The SIMS Foundation provides mental health and addiction recovery services to Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their family members. SIMS was founded in 1995 to treat the Austin music family with high quality, low-barrier to entry mental health services for depression, anxiety, stage fright, alcohol and chemical substance use disorders, trauma, and other mental health issues. More information about SIMS Foundation, www.simsfoundation.org

    ABOUT THE CITY OF AUSTIN MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION: The ATX Music Office is an economic development accelerator and centralized resource center for Austin’s music industry, and an active community partner for Austin’s citizens, community groups, and neighborhoods. More information can be found at, http://www.austintexas.gov/department/atxmusic/

    MEDIA NOTE: To RSVP for the Jan. 22 event, or general press inquiries, please contact Courtney Blanton, cb@courtneyblanton.com, 917-853-0568.

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  • Daniel Johnston Adds San Francisco Show to FInal Tour

    by BWW News Desk Sep. 13, 2017
    Daniel Johnston Adds San Francisco Show to FInal Tour

    Today, Daniel Johnston, the iconic songwriter, performer and visual artist, adds a San Francisco show to his rare, final tour across North America this fall - November 4 at Herbst Theatre.

    In the various shows, Johnston will be joined onstage by distinct backing bands he has influenced. In New York City, Johnston's band will consist of members of Beirut, Cibo Mato and more; and in Los Angeles he'll be joined by Mike Watt, Ben Lee, Maria Taylor, members of Silversun Pickups and more. Previously announced bands include Jeff Tweedy & Friends in Chicago; Built to Spill in Portland and Vancouver; The Preservation All-Stars (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) in New Orleans; The Districts and Modern Baseball in Philadelphia; members of Fugazi in Washington, DC; and a special guest TBA in Boise. Please see below for an itinerary of confirmed dates; more will be announced soon.

    For each concert, Johnston has invited the band to create the set list, choosing songs from the total of 121 Johnston has released over the course of his career. The shows will begin with a screening the Sony Pictures Classics documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005), winner of the Documentary Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Johnston will also perform on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on November 1, joined by a band consisting of Watt, Lee and Taylor, as well as Guy Blakeslee and Joey Waronker.

    Tickets for the Washington, DC show go on sale at 10am pacific/1pm eastern on Friday, September 8. Tickets for the other dates are currently on sale.

    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 Yo La Tengo, Eddie Vedder, Sparklehorse and more-have covered his songs. And he has collaborated with the likes of Jad Fair, the Butthole Surfers, Bongwater/Shimmydisc guru Kramer, and members of Sonic Youth. A hero of Tom Waits, Beck, Wilco, and the late Kurt Cobain, Johnston has recorded over 30 albums and has written over 500 songs. He was featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.

    Daniel Johnston Final Tour, Additional Date:

    November 4 San Francisco, CA The Herbst Theatre Joined by Cass McCombs, Sonny Smith (Sonny and the Sunsets), members of Heron Oblivion

    Daniel Johnston Final Tour, Previously Announced Dates:

    September 28 New Orleans, LA The Joy Theater Joined by The Preservation All-Stars (Preservation Hall Jazz Band)

    October 3 Washington, DC The Lincoln Theatre Joined by members of Fugazi

    October 4 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater Joined by The Districts and Modern Baseball

    October 7 New York, NY The Town Hall Theatre Joined by members of Beirut, Cibo Mato and others

    October 20 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre Joined by Jeff Tweedy & Friends

    November 1 KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Joined by Mike Watt, Ben Lee, Maria Taylor, Guy Blakeslee and Joey Waronker

    November 2 Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum Theatre Joined by Mike Watt, Ben Lee, Maria Taylor, members of Silversun Pickups and others

    November 7 Boise, IL Egyptian Theatre w/ Special Guest TBA

    November 8 Portland, OR Revolution Hall Joined by Built to Spill and others

    November 10 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub Joined by Built to Spill and others

    Photo Credit: Jackie Lee Young

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  • FLY EYE - Yet another tribute to the great Daniel Johnston


    Tell Me Now - by Überaffe

    Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Your Grievances - by The Pedestrians Pets

    Mountain Top - by Tampopo

    My Yoke Is Heavy - by Younolovebunny

    Hey Joe - by Jacob Faurholt

    Honey I Sure Miss You - by Überaffe

    Held the Hand - by Yonolovebunny

    Impossible Love - by the Pedestrians Pets

    Sadsac and Tarzan - by Überaffe

    The Sun Shines Down On Me - by Younolovebunny

    Tell Me Now - by Tampopo + Ditte D

    I Feel So High - by Überaffe

    Worried Shoes - by the Pedestrians Pets

    Casper the Friendly Ghost - by Überaffe

    True Love WIll Find You In The End - by Jacob Faurholt

    by Suncarrot Records  (thanks to Claus and Nis)

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  • Rejected Unknown FAN SITE

    Daniel Johnston - Rejected Unknown Official Fan Site Daniel Johnston's official FAN SITE, www.rejectedunknown.com has been up and down in various states of dis-function for almost five years.   Efforts are under way to get it up and restored in every way to make UNPUBLISHED material on Daniel Johnston available to fans, to share pictures and antidotes, and news about fans covering Daniel's music, or tours or events or whatever.

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