In his newest book Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition, Dr. Adam Gussow explores the depths of the devil’s presence in traditional blues music using a study conducted with over 125 recordings of songs and other pieces in the blues tradition. His book will be released on October 2nd, courtesy of the University of North Carolina Press. His book tour, which begins on October 1st, also includes a few appearances by his blues duo The Blues Doctors, along with discussion of his book. The tour includes a stop on Oxford’s own Thacker Mountain Radio Show on October 12th at 6:00 p.m., and he will also be hosting a Brown Bag lunch to discuss the book at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at 12:00 p.m. on November 1st.
A link to the press release about his book and a copy of his full book tour schedule can be found below.
Congratulations to Dr. Gussow!
10/1/17: Clarksdale, MS – Levon’s Bar & Grill (Blues Doctors, 3:30 – 6:30) Publication party for Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition! Books available for purchase and signing.
10/2/17: Cleveland, MS – Delta State University (paper on Clarksdale’s “The Crossroads” presented at the International Conference on the Blues, time TBA) Official pub date for Beyond the Crossroads!
10/6/17: Poughkeepsie, NY – WVKR 91.3 FM (on-air w/Nick Delay re: Beyond the Crossroads interview, 11 AM EST)
10/6/17: Sirius/XM channel 121 – “Tell Me Everything” with John Fugelsang (Beyond the Crossroads interview, 2:35-2:56 EST)
10/7/17: Vicksburg, MS – Lorelei Books (Beyond the Crossroads talk, 4 PM)
10/10/17: Greenwood, MS – Turnrow Books (Beyond the Crossroads talk, 5:30 PM)
10/12/17: Oxford, MS – Thacker Mountain Radio (Beyond the Crossroads interview, 6 PM)
10/13/17: Jackson, MS – Lemuria Books (Beyond the Crossroads talk, 5 PM)
10/13/17: Jackson, MS – Fenian’s Pub (Blues Doctors, 9-12 PM)
11/1/17: Oxford, MS – Brown Bag talk @ Center for the Study of Southern Culture (Beyond the Crossroads talk, 12 noon)
11/3/17: Indianapolis, IN – Centerpoint Brewing Company (Beyond the Crossroads pub party – Blues Doctors + Russell Huffer, 6-10 PM)
11/4/17: Chicago, IL & everywhere – Author’s Voice virtual book signing (1-1:30 PM)
11/4/17: Chicago, IL – 57th Street Books (Beyond the Crossroads talk, 3 PM)
11/4/17: Chicago, IL – Rosa’s Lounge (Beyond the Crossroads publication party – Blues Doctors, 8 – 10:30 PM)
12/12/17: New Orleans, LA – Garden District Book Shop (Beyond the Crossroads talk, 6 – 7:30 PM)