From heretic to heroic – Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr starring Henry Wagons is a marriage of rare convenience.
Warren Zevon is the songwriterʼs songwriter. Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen have covered his songs. Linda Ronstadt had massive hits with Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me and Carmelita. Jackson Browne was his producer. He called David Letterman his greatest champion. His visible hits Werewolves Of London and Lawyers, Guns & Money and Excitable Boy barely scratched the surface of the lyric genius found on his albums.
A turbulent, erratic relationship with loved ones, supporters and the music industry in general, fuelled by alcohol and drugs extravagance, no doubt contributed to him becoming – cult figure rather than a major star. His songs captured the dark, colourful eccentricities and extremes of Los Angeles, his life and early death. His great passion was literature and the crime writers of the day and he was their favourite songwriter.
Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr allows master craftsman of the stage and multi-media star, Henry Wagons, the opportunity to explore and interpret some of rockʼs greatest lyrics. Lachlan Bryan also lends his talents and serves as Musical Director for the show.