NC Literary Hall of Fame



Bars, Blues and Booze: Stories from the Drink House by Emily D. Edwards

University Press of Mississippi
$35.00, hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-496806390
May, 2016
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Featuring personalities and stories from across the South, this "spirited" collection of bar and gig stories explores the "crossroads," that intoxicated intersection of race, music, and liquor laws that form a rich southern vernacular. Assorted boasts of improbable high jinks give the blue collar musicians a gritty glamour and emphasizes the riotous freedom of their fans, who sometimes risked the strong arm of southern liquor laws in order to chase the good times.

Dr. Emily Edwards was a journalist before she joined the faculty at University of North Carolina at Greesnboro, where she is a full professor. The writer/producer/director of many films, Edwards has also published books and articles on popular media, book chapters, short stories, and storyboards. Her films have screened on national television, in theaters and festivals and include documentaries, narrative feature films, and shorts.

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