Will Heinrich
November 26, 2023

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Statesboro Blues/Church Bell Blues, David Bromberg, 1974
  2. Statesboro Blues, Blind Willie McTell, 1929
  3. East St. Louis Blues, Blind WIllie McTell, 1933
  4. It's Nobody's Fault but Mine, Blind Willie Johnson, 1927
  5. Oh Glory, How Happy I Am, Rev. Gary Davis. 1973
  6. Mannish Boy, Muddy Waters, 1955
  7. I Bid You Goodnight; Bahamas Folk, Calypso Ensemble; date unknown
  8. Samson And Delilah, Dave Van Ronk, 1989
  9. Silver Dagger, Dolly Parton, 1999
  10. I Am Stretched on Your Grave, Sinéad O’Connor, 1990
  11. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, Richard Thompson, 1952
  12. Yeah! Oh, Yeah! The Magnetic Fields, 1999
  13. You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen, 2016
  14. You Gotta Move, Mississippi Fred McDowell, 1965
  15. Let Me Die In My Footsteps (Studio Outtake), Bob Dylan, 1962
  16. The Traitor, Martha Wainwright, 2006
  17. A Very Cellular Song (2010 remaster), The Incredible String Band, 1968

Will Heinrich was born in New York and spent his early childhood in Japan. His first novel, The King's Evil, was published by Scribner in 2003 and won a PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship in 2004; his most recent novel, The Pearls, was published by Elective Affinity in 2019. He has written about art for the New Yorker, New York Observer, Hyperallergic, Art in America, and, since 2017, for the New York Times.