Southern Accents: Michael Washburn & Amanda Petrusich in Conversation

Join us at the KGB Bar Red Room as Michael Washburn and Amanda Petrusich discuss Southern Accents, one of the newest additions to the long-running 33 1/3 music series.

Southern Accents explores the ways in which Tom Petty’s record of the same name was a fascinating artistic failure that unexpectedly mired Petty in debates about American culture and history. The book also explores white Southern identity, its connection to race, and enduring but flawed assumptions about the Lost Cause of the Confederacy and Southern Culture, issues that are of particular importance in today’s political environment.

They’ll be playing a bit of music and talking about Petty’s career, the record, writing the book, and the South. Also, it’s at a bar.

Michael Washburn is Director of Programs at Humanities New York and the author of Southern Accents. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.

Amanda Petrusich is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of several books, including the 33 1/3 on Nick Drake’s Pink Moon and Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records.

Shakespeare and Co. will be selling copies of Southern Accents and Washburn will be signing books following the conversation.











When: Mon., April 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: KGB
85 E. 4th St.
347-441-4481
Price: Free
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Join us at the KGB Bar Red Room as Michael Washburn and Amanda Petrusich discuss Southern Accents, one of the newest additions to the long-running 33 1/3 music series.

Southern Accents explores the ways in which Tom Petty’s record of the same name was a fascinating artistic failure that unexpectedly mired Petty in debates about American culture and history. The book also explores white Southern identity, its connection to race, and enduring but flawed assumptions about the Lost Cause of the Confederacy and Southern Culture, issues that are of particular importance in today’s political environment.

They’ll be playing a bit of music and talking about Petty’s career, the record, writing the book, and the South. Also, it’s at a bar.

Michael Washburn is Director of Programs at Humanities New York and the author of Southern Accents. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.

Amanda Petrusich is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of several books, including the 33 1/3 on Nick Drake’s Pink Moon and Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records.

Shakespeare and Co. will be selling copies of Southern Accents and Washburn will be signing books following the conversation.

Buy tickets/get more info now