This week I’m finally emerging from hibernation (AKA a bunch of big freelance projects that kept me burning the midnight oil all summer) to talk some more about John Prine: In Spite of Himself. The festivities start at 5 p.m. Thursday at Roost, the beer garden at Fearrington Village south of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and continue through 8 p.m. I was invited to join the party by one of my editors on the Prine book, David Menconi, who has a new book out himself.
David’s latest is an as-told-to Ray Benson memoir called Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel. Elliott Humphries, front man for Be the Moon, will join us to sing songs by Prine and Ryan Adams, subject of David’s previous book, Ryan Adams: Losering, a Story of Whiskeytown.
Come on out! Admission is free, and there will be plenty of craft beer on tap.