On Saturday, November 16, friends, alums, and community gathered at the Stage at WTJU to remember the life of David Berman.
David was an indie-rock poet, leader of the band Silver Jews, and former WTJU DJ. He died on August 7.
From 2 – 4 p.m., we aired two hours of David Berman’s music on Radio Freedonia, interspersed with anecdotes shared by those who knew David. Plus, we hosted a special pop-up exhibition of Bermanalia in the Charles Wright papers from UVA Special Collections Library.
From 6 – 10 p.m., we hosted live music performances and readings dedicated to David’s life and creative work. Performers included The Wild Kindness Band, The Walnut Falcons, Shannon Worrell, Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri, Diane Cluck, Ned Oldham, and many more. The memorial celebration included a live broadcast from 8 to 9ish p.m.: