Apr 26, 2008
The first review of The Devil and Tom Walker is in, and it's not only nice, it's almost eerily prescient--the critic's note about the intermission being in the wrong spot was independently noted and addressed a few previews after he saw it.
In semi-related news, Burkhard Bilger's absorbing piece in the recent New Yorker about the art of field recording (not online, but this is) mentions an old woman in Georgia who sings a "tune about an old lady so mean that the Devil kicked her out of Hell." Sounds like it's probably a variation of this chestnut, which happens to be one of the signature folks numbers I adapted for the show.
(Photo by Steven Lembark.)
Posted by Rob Weinert-Kendt at 11:09 AM