In a filmed live performance from April 2015, White and his three-person backing band perform a stripped-down version of the song to a small audience at the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson, WY. Shot in black-and-white, White gives a short introduction before the performance, explaining the challenges he faced in having to write lyrics for another artist (the first time that he’d ever had to do such a thing), as well as the inspiration behind the lyrics that eventually materialised.
Watch the live performance of ‘The Rose With The Broken Neck’ below.
Last week, White voiced his support for the successful protests against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline by authorising his Third Man label to partner with a local school.
The book and record divisions of Third Man are working together to benefit The Defenders of the Water School at Standing Rock. The Third Man Books site will feature work created by students and volunteers from the school, which aims to “allow the students’ voices to be heard the world over.” Third Man Records are also selling a special shirt, with proceeds from sales set to go towards supporting the school programme at the Očhéthi Sakówiŋ Camp. You can buy the shirt and find out more information about the project here.