Music Exhibit explores the history of folk music, juke joints and southern literature

Alvin Singh

When: Monday, Sept. 19, 6–7 p.m.

Where: Inside the Pryor Center Atrium The Juke Joint Exhibit

1 E Center St, Fayetteville, AR 72701

“From Juke Joints to Jacobean Literature: Arkansas Vernaculars and the Creation of Southern Fiction.”  What do Arkansas singers Levon Helm and Lucinda Williams have to do with Southern fiction or Shakespeare? What conduits can be traced from the juke joints that housed Sonny Boy Williamson or Lead Belly to the hallowed halls of the University of Arkansas?

Finally, how does vernacular music or rock and roll relate to what we think of as Southern fiction today? Join Florence Dore to find answers to these questions in a discussion that is part lecture, part reading, and part song. Dore will be joined by guitarist Mark Spencer of the seminal Americana band, Son Volt.
 Sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Center.