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Peter Guralnick and Robert Gordon Discuss Waylon Jennings 

When: Sat., Jan. 25, 1:30 p.m. 2014
Their equanimity of tone makes Peter Guralnick’s works Lost Highway and Feel Like Coming Home essential reading for anyone interested in how American musicians think, work and feel. First published in the ’70s and now available as e-books, they contain masterful portraits of such titans as Skip James and Waylon Jennings. Currently a writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University, Guralnick joins fellow music writer and moderator Robert Gordon to discuss Jennings’ career. As Guralnick wrote about Jennings’ struggles with Nashville’s music business in Lost Highway, “Waylon Jennings seems to have taken it personally, as if it were an attempt to smooth out the rough edges, not only in the music but in the man.” From Memphis, Gordon has written about such Bluff City figures as Jim Dickinson and Stax founders Estelle Axton and Jim Stewart, and Gordon’s new book on Stax, Respect Yourself, tells the record label’s story.
— Edd Hurt


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