Beck, Jeff Tweedy and Phoebe Bridgers were among the artists to participate in a Daniel Johnston tribute that aired Friday, September 11th on the website of Electric Lady Studios and Johnston’s new YouTube page. Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Johnston’s death.
The tribute is titled, “Honey I Sure Miss You” — after a Johnston song of the same name — and it will feature a stacked lineup of artists who have submitted pre-recorded performances of their favorite Johnston songs. Joining Beck (“True Love Will Find You in the End”), Tweedy (“Cold Hard World”) and Bridgers (“Peek-a-Boo”) are Devendra Banhart, Waxahatchee, Maya Hawke and Jesse Harris, the Lemon Twigs, Kevin Morby, Lucius, Cut Worms, Jody Seabody and the Whirls, Claud and Adam Green. Johnston’s family has also shared a never-before-seen home movie of Johnston that will be shown as well.
In a statement, Electric Lady’s managing partner, Lee Foster, said, “I’m just a huge fan of Daniel Johnston’s drawings and music and recognize how beloved he is, especially within the music community. If you’re a fan, you’re usually a fanatic, and when I started reaching out to musician and industry friends for video submissions, the answer was almost always an all-caps ‘YES.’ People want to celebrate him.”
The Hi How Are You Project, the mental health nonprofit inspired by Johnston’s life and legacy, also tweeted about the event, saying, “Today we are remembering Daniel with a video tribute from these stellar artists. Thank you to all the artists who contributed to help make this possible.”
Today we are remembering Daniel with a video tribute from these stellar artists. Thank you to all the artists who contributed to help make this possible. Watch “Honey I Sure Miss You — A Tribute to the Life of Daniel Johnston” tonight at 9pm EST: https://t.co/b92L7RzmKI pic.twitter.com/4t034Y6mUp
— Hi How Are You Project (@hihowareyouproj) September 11, 2020