Charles Thompson & The Moonshine Era
on Folk & Beyond
Thursday, March 22, 2012
5:30 pm (edt)
In advance of A VA Festival of the Book event on Friday, March 23, author Charles Thompson will stop by Folk & Beyond to discuss the 1930s Moonshine era. Hosts Peter and Anne will blend music appropriate to that era from such artists as Charlie Poole, Frank Proffitt, the New Lost City Ramblers, Tommy Jarrell, and more.
Charles Thompson, author of Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World, is Education and Curriculum Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Thompson is a Virginia native and filmmaker.
Moonshine, Mountaineers, and Motorcycles: On the Crooked Road Then and Now
(Location: Central JMRL Library 201 E Market Street (434)979-7151)
Cultural anthropologist and filmmaker Charles Thompson (Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World), essayist Michael Abraham (Harmonic Highways: Motorcycling Virginia's Crooked Road), and Paddy Bowman (Through the Schoolhouse Door: Folklore, Community, Curriculum). The program will be moderated by Virginia Folklife Director Jon Lohman.