I still haven’t even processed the fact that legendary punk poet-singer Patti Smith is coming here to Charleston, WV to present at the WV Music Hall of Fame next month. Mountain Stage just announced Patti Smith will perform live at their February 11th show!!!!
I’m not usually a gushing fangirl about celebrities, but Patti Smith has been my poet/rockstar idol since the first time her song “Pissing in a River” made me cry as a young teenager–it still makes me cry, it’s one of my all-time favorite songs and certainly the most powerful song ever recorded. And that’s just a ballad, her spoken word and punk performances were like witnessing a volcanic eruption. There has never been anyone like Patti Smith and I doubt there ever will be. I never let myself even dream of seeing her perform in concert. I still can’t believe it’s real.
I already bought my tickets so I can get lost in the performance without having to write a review and because I suspect the show will sell out quickly. Tickets are available online and at Taylor Books.