Bob Riesman's book is an excellent source on the legendary Big Bill Broonzy from Chicago, originally from Georgia. Highly recommended reading.
Date: Sat, 7 May 2011 14:44:49 -0500
Subject: Broonzy book available now - plus upcoming events
Dear family and friends,
I'm delighted to report that my book, I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy, has now been published by the University of Chicago Press. Thanks for providing so much help and encouragement along the way! I Feel So Good is available at fine bookstores everywhere, from your local independent bookseller to online sites.
In the meantime, here's a link to the book's page on the University of Chicago Press website with some sneak previews of the book, including the Foreword by Peter Guralnick and the Appreciation by Pete Townshend:
Here's a schedule of upcoming appearances and signings:
Monday, May 9: Appearance on the Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC (New York City), 93.9-FM and AM 820, http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/. Currently scheduled to be on between 12:40 - 1 pm Eastern time.
Wednesday, May 11: Appearance on Fog City Blues show, KALW (San Francisco), 91.7-FM, http://www.fogcityblues.com/. Currently scheduled to be on between 9:20 - 9:50 pm Pacific time.
Tuesday, May 24: Reading at 57th Street Books. 1301 East 57th Street (Hyde Park), http://semcoop.indiebound.com/57th-street-books, Chicago, 6 pm.
Saturday, June 4 (time to be announced): Reading at Printers Row Book Fair, Chicago - check listings closer to the date for exact time:
Thursday, June 16: "Chicago Tonight", WTTW-Channel 11, Chicago, 7-8 pm (preliminary booking - likely 5-6 minute segment).
Friday, June 17: Tribute to Big Bill Broonzy concert/ book signing, featuring Billy Boy Arnold, Sanctified Grumblers, Mark Dvorak, Chris Walz and more, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 8 pm:
Wednesday, July 20: Reading at the Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library, 400 N. State St., Chicago, 6 pm.
If you're on Facebook, here's a link to the page for I Feel So Good:
The University of Chicago Press will be updating the page regularly with reviews, quotes from the book, and information on upcoming appearances.
There's more to come, so please stay tuned!