October 10th, 2017
Adam Gussow / Beyond the Crossroads
Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Mississippi
The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He’s not just the music’s namesake, but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than this…
Forsake the crossroads and come to Turnrow on 10/10 at 5:30pm. Reception followed by speaking and signing.