Irrepressibly charming folk-rock songwriter John Wesley Harding, originally of Hastings, England and lately of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be taking questions live right here at 12:15 this afternoon.
Harding, who also writes novels under his given name, Wesley Stace, the latest being the macabre classical music thriller Charles Jessold, Considered As A Murderer, will be live in the studio at Range Recordings in Ardmore for an In The Mix Live session with his band The Kings Charles Trio, which is actually a sextet consisting of four members of the Decemberists, plus Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck, late of R.E.M.
JWH and the King Charles Trio, plus McCaughey and Buck's band Thee Minus Five, are playing the World Cafe Live tonight. Ticket info here. The In the Mix Live session, with a Harding interview and performances by the singer with his band, will be up soon on the Inquirer tablet app and on philly.com. It's all in support of The Sound Of His Own Voice, Harding's excellent new album out on Yep Roc, which includes that droll and cutting "There's A Starbucks (Where The Starbucks Used To Be)," which you might have already heard on the radio.