“Throw My Troubles Out the Door:” Bob Dylan & the Southern Musical Landscape

dylan_finalTuesday, March 29th,  6:30 – 8:00 pm, Holiday Inn Statesboro

Whether you are a Bob Dylan fan or novice, this evening of live music, delectable food and engaging conversation is for everyone! Renowned Dylan scholars Michael Gray & Dr. Richard Flynn will lead an interactive discussion on how southern music influenced one of the most famous, eclectic musical artists of the 20th century.

Did you know that Dylan recorded country & gospel albums & collaborated with country stars like Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, & Willie Nelson?


6:30 pm:  Live music performed by Chris Mitchell of Pladd Dot Music.
7:00 pm: An interactive discussion with attendees regarding Dylan’s use of Southern music led by Michael Gray, British author & critic of the blues, rock-and-roll, Bob Dylan & Blind Willie McTell, and Dr. Richard Flynn of Georgia Southern University, a musician, author and presenter at the 2007 Bob Dylan Symposium.

The evening will close with Gray signing his books.  Bring your copies or purchase one from The Book & Cranny who will be on hand with copies of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, Song & Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan, and Hand Me My Travelin’ Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell.

~prepared by Chef Jason Scarborough of Emma’s
*Deviled Eggs Dusted with Paprika & Fresh Chives (Gluten Free)*
*Smoked Salmon Rosette Canapes with Lemon Dill Cream Cheese*
*Gingered Beef on a Stick with Spring Onion & Soy Sauce (Gluten Free)*
*Spanakopita (spinach & cheese pastry)*
*Marinated Chicken Fingers with Local Honey Mustard (Gluten Free)*
*Truffle Assortment*
*Key Lime Mousse (Sugar Free)*
*Bourbon Pecan Bar*

Tickets ($35 per person) include the program, 2 drinks (wine/beer/soda) and a gourmet buffet.  A cash bar will also be available. Tickets are available in person at the Holiday Inn, The Book & Cranny and Henderson Library. Make checks payable to the Georgia Southern University Foundation.

Hosted by the Friends of Henderson Library, proceeds fund the purchase of Henderson Library resources to support the programs of Literature and Philosophy at Georgia Southern University.

For more information about this or other Friends events, call 912-478-5115 or email library@georgiasouthern.edu.

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