See 'Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase' Live

Oct 29, 2014

Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase is a project years in the making.  The brainchild of Austin's Brian Beattie, Ivy isn't just an album and isn't just a book. It's a full-scale "audio movie" that tells the story of young Ivy Wire's adventures in the underworld through songs, sound effects, narration, and dozens of illustrations; the physical version of Ivy includes a CD and a hardcover book.

Beattie cast a who's who of Austin singers for the album, including his former Glass Eye bandmates Kathy McCarty and Scott Marcus, Bill Callahan, James Hand, Will Sheff, and Daniel Johnston; young Grace London plays the title role. 

With the exception of Johnston (who will be replaced by Gary Chester), the entire cast will be onstage for a one-night only live version of Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase on Saturday, November 8, at Stateside at the Paramount Theater.

See Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase at at Stateside at the Paramount Theater.