Season Finale! Join us Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 pm at the Lyric Oxford (1006 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655) for our last live show of 2017!
FREE Admission. Bring a pal and come early. Doors: 5:30 pm. Drink service available.
Guests: Patti Smith Band guitarist and author Lenny Kaye with author Simeon Marsalis (“A Lie Is To Grin) plus special musical guests!
Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers
Radio: WUMS 92.1 FM (Oxford)
Lenny Kaye is a guitarist, composer, and writer who is best known as guitarist for the Patti Smith Group. An avid record collector and DJ, he curated the 1972 compilation of lost American pop singles, Nuggets and a four-CD set, the Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. He is the author of a book on crooners of the 1930s and a biography of Waylon Jennings. His forthcoming book is Lightning Strikes (Ecco) which sprawls across five decades and a dozen cities including geographical flashpoints of pop culture from Memphis ’54 to New York ’75.
Simeon Marsalis’ debut novel is A Lie Is To Grin (Catapult Books). The book is narrated by David, a freshman at the University of Vermont who is struggling to define himself against the white backdrop of his school while mourning the loss of his girlfriend. Short-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, Grin is “a slim, ambitious debut that tackles loss and racial identity . . . Marsalis incisively comments on a wide range of ideas, from authenticity to architecture.” (Publisher’s Weekly)