Bushwick Book Club
The Bushwick Book Club began in January 2009 on a dare. I dared myself to facilitate a night where songwriters would get together and play original songs about books. And Steve Trimboli said, “Sure.” Writing songs is hard. And often personal. I didn’t know if folks would be willing to write songs on assignment. Turns out they will, and they’ll like it. So will the audience.
We started with Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions at Bushwick cultural mecca, Goodbye Blue Monday, and haven’t looked back since. We’ve performed original songs inspired by everything from Raymond Carver to Charles Darwin to George R.R. Martin to the thesaurus. You can hear songs and buy albums at bushwickbookclub.bandcamp.com. A Seattle chapter of the book club began in 2010, led by Geoff Larson.