Daniel Johnston – Chicago 2017 is the final album from the renowned Austin, TX songwriting genius.
In what became his last extended US tour, Daniel performed in several cities with different backing bands. His Chicago performance was with Tweedy, Jeff Tweedy’s local combo with his son Spencer, James Elkington, Darin Gray and Liam Kazar. Chicago 2017 includes new arrangements of 14 Johnston standards (plus one Beatles cover), nine performed live at The Vic Theatre, and five pulled from the previous day’s session at Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft.
Profits from this release will be donated to the Johnston family’s “Hi How Are You” Foundation for the study and treatment of mental illness and addiction recovery. It is released in conjunction with the annual “Hi How Are You Day” Festival in Austin, on Jan. 23, 2020.
Available for preorder on black/white/blue splatter vinyl-only here: http://bit.ly/DJChicago2017