McDuffie Museum Director Jenny Lindsay is seizing an opportunity, and local blues fans can enjoy the benefits.
When Ms. Lindsay heard that music historian and writer Michael Gray was traveling to Macon, she invited him to stop in Thomson. After all, the new book he's promoting is about one of Thomson's own.
Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell, is part travelogue, part social history and part biography.
In his book, Mr. Gray tells of Blind Willie McTell's profession and personal life, his musical style and talents and his desire to always be on the move.
"I just had to ask him to come since he was going to be so close," Ms. Lindsay said. "It was too good of an opportunity to pass up."
Mr. Gray has also authored The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, The Elvis Atlas: A Journey Through Elvis Presley's America, Mother: The Frank Zappa Story and Song and Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan.
Mr. Gray will be at the McDuffie Museum at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, when he will read from and discuss his book and sign copies.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 706-595-9923.
IF YOU GO
What: Blind Willie book discussion and signing
Where: McDuffie Museum
When: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.