Lauterbach's first book, <em>The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll</em> is out now.
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In The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'N' Roll, first-time author Preston Lauterbach thoroughly explores an important part of American musical history: the Chitlin' Circuit. The 352 pages of Chitlin' Circuit detail the historic underground black network of music and vice in Lauterbach's native Memphis, Tenn., and how this background gave rise to rock 'n' roll as we know it today.
It's not often that a well known actor of the caliber and fame of Jeff Bridges successfully (commercially and critically) crosses into another medium. But the Academy Award winner breaks the mold with his music — dark, bluesy country. It's good enough to make one forget about the celebrity at its source and just enjoy the music.
Annie Clark's songs, though anchored by her sweet vocals, often have an unsettling edge. Her latest album as St. Vincent is <em>Strange Mercy</em>.
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If you've ever wanted to unlock your emotions without really talking about them, Annie Clark understands. The 28-year-old musician performs under the name St. Vincent and has become known for layering her sweet voice over sometimes harsh, creepy electronic and guitar sounds.
The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
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Two venerable entities, Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, were both introduced to the world in 1963. Since then, both have brought their particular brands of roots music around the world — bluegrass for McCoury and New Orleans jazz for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Tune in this Saturday at 7pm for the 1st of many Live @ Swallow Hill concerts on KUNC. This premiere edition will feature multi-instrumentalist Carrie Rodriguez & “one of the best modern songwriters” (Sonic Boomers) Pieta Brown.