Kevin Morby and Woods have produced a cover of Purple Mountains song ‘All My Happiness Is Gone’ in tribute to the late David Berman.
Woods, who collaborated with Berman in recent years, worked closely with the singer songwriter on his final album prior to his untimely death in August. The Purple Mountains album marked the end of Berman’s 10 year hiatus from music and was released shortly before he committed suicide.
Performing at Woodsist festival over the weekend, Woods remembered Berman in the best possible way by producing a musical tribute. With Morby on stage, singer-songwriter Anna St. Louis and Little Wings frontman Kyle Field also joined.
See the performance, below.
Berman’s former Silver Jews bandmate, said: “I was saddened to hear that David died. Stephen called me to tell me this afternoon. For most of my life, I was amazed by David as a person, a humorist and a writer. It was enlightening to have such a talented friend at a young age and realize that the talent wasn’t always a blessing.
“David battled mental illness for nearly all of his life. He had professional help and the unyielding support of hundreds of good friends. He had many loving and devoted fans. Please try to cherish your memories of him and his words and music including his last album Purple Mountains. I know I will and I’m grateful that the list of good memories and stories is long.”