John Jeremiah Sullivan on the Search for the First Blues Song

John Jeremiah Sullivan on the Search for the First Blues Song

The Paris Review

A National Magazine Award–winning essayist and the Southern editor of The Paris Review, John Jeremiah Sullivan tells the story of his search for the “first blues song,” a story that takes us deep into the surprising and forgotten prehistory of pop music. Moderated by Paris Review editor Lorin Stein, with musical illustrations. The show includes a complimentary cocktail reception sponsored by Hendrick's and Glenfiddich.

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