Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tracey Laird, author of Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music Along the Red, speaks at RW Norton on Sat, Jan 15, 2 pm

Still Within Earshot: Musical Moments in Shreveport History will be presented at RW Norton Art Foundation as part of the Saturday Speaker Series, says Jennifer DeFratis.

The speaker is former Shreveporter Tracy Laird. She is an ethnomusicologist who chairs the Music department and directs the First-Year Seminar program at Agnes Scott College. Her scholarship includes Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music Along the Red River (NY: OUP, 2004); Shreveport Sounds in Black & White (Jackson, MS: UPress Mississippi, 2008), co-edited with Kip Lornell; and a current book-in-progress on Austin City Limits (NY: OUP). She hosts the “Long Drive Home,” Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm, on Atlanta radio station AM1690 (http://1690wmlb.com/).

Laird will explore significant moments in Shreveport's musical history, says DeFratis.

Saturday January 15 @ 2 p.m.
A booksigning will follow.

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