The videos posted below were made during a collaborative literary-musical performance by Christopher and musician Justin Lavash at the Globe Bookstore & Cafe in Prague, Czech Republic, on January 12, 2012. Christopher plays a bit of blues harp and reads poems, stories and an excerpt from a novel while Justin on guitar provides a “soundtrack” to the reading.
The entire performance includes four videos (Parts 1-4) made by artist-musician Ken Nash. You can watch all four parts here. They also are posted on YouTube.
Video – Part 1:
Part 1 includes Christopher playing the blues harp, then reading his poem “Blues Man Blues” and the short story “Snake-eyes” from his story collection Tiger Ridge.
Video – Part 2:
Part 2 includes Christopher reading the opening chapter from his novel Robbers.
Video – Part 3:
Part 3 includes Christopher reading his poems “Sin” and “Quartered Moon” and the short story “Arc of Flesh, Ascending” from his story collection Screen Door Jesus & Other Stories.
Video – Part 4:
Part 4 includes Christopher reading his poem “Troubadour” and Justin playing two of his songs. [NOTE: This video loses its video-audio sync at the 7:43 mark, so it’s best to listen to the last 3 minutes without watching the video.]