Join us Thursday, April 5 at 6 pm at Off Square Books (129 Courthouse Square). FREE admission. Guests: Bestselling author Sloane Crosley (“Look Alive Out There”) with music by Atlanta singer-songwriter Adron (“Organismo”) and a special appearance by New Orleans-inspired, soul-funk-jam band, Slim Wednesday, featuring keyboardist JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic.
Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers.
Radio: 92.1 FM (Oxford)
Sloane Crosley is the author of a brand-new collection of wise and funny essays, Look Alive Out There (MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Publisher’s Weekly said in its review: “Her third collection of personal essays continues her tradition of hilarious insight.” Kirkus Reviews said, “She can write engagingly about nearly anything.”
Crosley is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, which was a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, and How Did You Get This Number?, as well as the novel The Clasp. Crosley lives in Manhattan.
Adron is Adrienne McCann, an Atlanta singer/songwriter who blends classical guitar and soulful harmonies with the playfulness of 1960s Brazilian Tropicalia. Her albums include Burdwurld, Adron and Organismo. Adron will perform at Small Hall on Wednesday, April 4 from 7-9 pm. Admission is $10 and you may BYOB. Small Hall is located at 1109 Van Buren Avenue.
Slim Wednesday is a soul-funk-jam band made up of members of the R&B group, the Dynamites, including guitarist Bill Elder, and keyboardist JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic. The band’s new CD, Reptile Show (Gemco Records) is a gumbo of psychedelic soul, jam band and New Orleans horns.
From Gemco Records: “Equal parts southern 70s-style soul, Toussaint/Dorsey-style funk, psychedelic troubadour folk/rock, New Orleans piano, and full-on festival circuit jam/rock. This is the southern stew-sound you get when you put Widespread Panic’s piano/organ player, Jojo Hermann, and The Dynamites’ guitarist/bandleader, Bill Elder (a.k.a. Leo Black), in a band together.”
Adds Elder: “The record is all original material and a really interesting new sound, merging the southern jam thing with a heavy funk/soul thing as a result of mixing Panic with the Dynamites. Both of those bands have been highlighted on Thacker Mountain Radio before, so the story’s a good one!”
Following their Thacker appearance, Slim Wednesday will perform a full show at Proud Larry’s at 9 pm.