Jeffery Renard Allen: Song of the Shank
Thu Jun 19
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jun 3 2014
Born a slave in the 1800s, Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins was a musical prodigy and became one of the best-known pianists of his time. Allen's new book imagines the artist's life from boyhood to fame. Genovis Albright adds live musical accompaniment to the reading, playing Blind Tom's songs.