Friday, 7 August 2009


Following up the post of July 24 I'm pleased to say another date has been pencilled in, though not yet quite clinched: adding to the dates in Georgia with one at the Douglass Theatre in Macon: a historic and originally black-owned venue that has been restored since I was researching the book in the earliest years of this century. Willie McTell himself performed there in the 1930s, at least according to his first wife Kate, probably in the same way as he played at the Midnight Rambles at the Morton Theatre in Athens and the Delmont in Augusta. So it'll be a great privilege for me to stand on the stage of the Douglass on the evening of Thursday October 15. I hope! Details to come when it's all been clinched.

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