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Jesse Jarnow Book Discussion and Signing

  • Grimey's New and Preloved Music 1060 East Trinity Lane Nashville, TN, 37216 United States (map)

Jesse Jarnow is a writer and a DJ on seminal free-form community radio station WFMU in New Jersey. His latest book, Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the American Soul came out on Election Day 2018 via Da Capo Press. Recent liner note projects include Grateful Dead LPs of 2/28/69 at the Fillmore East, as well as the Dead at Giants Stadium (both the big box and the standalone release of 6/17/91), the 2019 Woodstock box sets, and the forthcoming Garcia Peoples album. Jarnow also wrote Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America & Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock, both of which have been best-sellers here at Grimey's. Jesse Jarnow will join us to discuss his book about the Weavers and how the US government cracked down on progressive voices, blacklisting Pete Seeger and others from mainstream TV and other outlets. He's also happy to discuss the Grateful Dead, about which he is certainly an expert, and Yo La Tengo and indie rock as well, so come out for what's sure to be a fascinating book event at Grimey's. We'll have copies of Jesse's books on hand and he'll sign following the discussion.

Earlier Event: October 22
Amy Rigby Reading and Performance