Earlier this month, British folk-rock John Wesley Harding and his band The King Charles Trio came to Range Recording studios in Ardmore for an In The Mix Live session in support of the Philadelphia-based JWH's excellent new album The Sound Of His Own Voice. In this configuration, The King Charles Trio was a quintet, featuring Scott McCaughey plus Jenny Conlee-Drizos, John Moen, Chris Funk and Nate Query, all of Portland, Oregon's The Decemberists.
At Range, Harding - who also writes novels, the most recent of which is the high entertaining classical music thriller Charles Jessold, Considered As A Murderer, under his given name, Wesley Stace - also sat for an interview with me, and did a live video chat with fans on philly.com. A truncated version of the interview, which ran in Wednesday's Inquirer, is here. The archived chat with the witty Renaissance man (and Arsenal fan), who plays the New Hope Winery on Dec. 9, is here. JWH and the KCT doing The Sound Of His Voice's "There's A Starbucks (Where The Starbucks Used To Be)," a droll and incisive "Big Yellow Taxi" for the gentified new millenium, is below. Two more videos are available exclusively on the apps for the Inquirer for iPad and the Inquirer Arnova tablet. Look for more from the session on Philly.com next week.