Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dirty Roots Radio: The May 19th Literary Event

Its gon’ be a literary event of epic proportions – at least according to Dirty Roots’ standards – this Thursday night on the big show!

First off, three different authors will join Ryan Mifflin on the program:

Gary Golio, author of “When Bob Met Woody: The Story of the Young Bob Dylan” (A kids book that details the story of Bob Dylan’s journey to reach his hero, Woody Guthrie, and how the world was changed when they did meet.)


Deena Guzder, author of “Divine Rebels: American Christian Activists for Social Justice” (A book featuring the stories of Christian activists who moved their faith away from politics and toward positive action to make an impact on the world.)


Nona Willis Aronowitz, editor of “Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music” (Ellen Willis was the first pop music critic for The New Yorker and had a tremendous impact on popular music journalism/criticism. This book, edited by Willis’ daughter, collects many of her essays.)


These books may sound quite different from one another, but they’re a perfect summation of what Dirty Roots Radio – and Ryan Mifflin’s personal “Dirty Roots” philosophy – is all about.

We’ll also pay a brief little tribute to one of our favorite artists, Steve Earle, who’s just released a new record as well as a novel; both entitled “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive”. (This is mostly a good excuse to play the liner that Steve recorded for Dirty Roots Monday night while in St. Louis for a book reading/signing event)…


Finally, starting a little after 9 p.m., we’ll mark the monumentous occasion of Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday (the actual date is May 24th) with an exploration through his vast catalog of music.


Three authors, music (and don’t forget that liner) from a singer-songwriter with a new novel, and a heckuva lot of music from perhaps the most literary songwriter of all time. All that and more (Thursday is Joey Ramone’s birthdate, so you KNOW we’ll be celebrating that, too) this Thursday night on Dirty Roots Radio.

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