Published Sep 30, 2019After Silver Jews/Purple Mountains' David Berman passed away this summer, friends, family and fans have been paying tribute through covers, memoirs and eulogies. Now, Kevin Morby, Woods, Anna St. Louis and Little Wings' Kyle Field paid special tribute to the late Berman this weekend by performing a cover of his Purple Mountains song "All My Happiness Is Gone" at Woodsist Festival in Upstate New York.
Woods served as Berman's backing band during the recording of Purple Mountains, while St. Louis sang on the record. The album was to be Berman's final recording before his death.
Watch their tribute performance of "All My Happiness Is Gone" below.
Many musicians, fans and celebrities have paid tribute in their own ways since the artist's passing in early August. First Aid Kit recorded a new track about Berman called "Strange Beauty," which was released alongside a cover of Silver Jews' "Random Rules." Berman's label Drag City penned a heartbreaking eulogy, Exclaim!'s Vish Khanna wrote a memoir about the artist and local Toronto bookers held a tribute show on the date Berman was scheduled to perform in town.
David Berman passed away on August 7 after releasing his debut album as Purple Mountains. He was 52 years old.