Everett Ruess, a young artist/wanderer who disappeared into the southern Utah desert wilderness 85 years ago still haunts the imagination of writers, filmmakers, artists and wanderers young and old.

Last August, Ken Sanders, owner of Ken Sanders Rare Books, helped French journalist/musician/filmmaker Emmanuel Tellier premiere Tellier’s film, “Le Disparition d’Everett Ruess” in Escalante, Utah. The opening was followed by screenings in Moab and Salt Lake City. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kate MacLeod and Tellier traveled down the Green River this summer (read about it here) with a group of Ruess fans, telling stories, writing and playing music.

You can catch Kate MacLeod  in an intimate concert with Tellier  this week, December 8 at 5 pm at Ken Sanders’ Rare Books. Proceeds ($15 suggested) go towards completion of MacLeod’s recording project, an album of Utah-inspired music including a song about Ruess. The price of admission includes a copy of the completed CD.

For tickets, go to kensandersbooks.com