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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Preston Lauterbach

Preston Lauterbach is author of the American music classic The Chitlin’ Circuit (2011) as well as two secret histories of Black culture, Beale Street Dynasty (2015) and Bluff City (2019). Preston has co-authored three memoirs with significant figures in Black music, including Brother Robert (2020) with the stepsister of bluesman Robert Johnson, Timekeeper (2021) with […]

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Tommy Prine

Tommy Prine’s debut album “This Far South,” out June 23, 2023, was not only a long awaited introduction but a testimony to Prine’s 20’s and the loss, love, and growth that has defined them. Co-produced by close friend and kindred musical spirit, Ruston Kelly, and beloved Nashville engineer and producer, Gena Johnson, the album is […]

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