Featured Session: Reasons To Be Cheerful with David Byrne

Byrne launched his “Reasons To Be Cheerful” project in 2017 as a cross-platform outlet meant to counter the constant flow of doom and gloom in the mainstream media, and his 2018 Grammy nominated album American Utopia was released as part of “Reasons to Be Cheerful.” During his SXSW presentation, in addition to some discussion of his music projects (both with Talking Heads and solo), he spoke about the importance of positivity and hope in the world.

David Byrne

Artist, Reasons To Be Cheerful.
Known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record label Luaka Bop, David Byrne also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist.

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