John Lingan - Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk — in conversation with Maxwell George

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Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Lingan’s first book focuses on a honky-tonk in Winchester, Virginia, using the experience of one town to tell a national story of tradition and change. Originally attracted to Winchester as the home of Jim McCoy, the DJ who first gave air time to Patsy Cline and helped propel her to fame, Lingan found a deeper subject in McCoy’s honky-tonk—perhaps the last of its kind in the region—and how it has registered the many socio-cultural shifts of recent decades. As old folkways give way to social media and other new ways of connecting, LIngan’s narrative asks if the rapidly evolving future has room for the past, and if so, which parts of our heritage will we remember, which consign to oblivion? Lingan will be in conversation with Maxwell George, deputy editor of the Oxford American.

 

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Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544932531
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 17th, 2018

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