Ketch Secor - LORRAINE

Please join us for a special Sunday afternoon featuring Ketch Secor - the Grammy Award-winning founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show -  when he presents and signs LORRAINE.

Ketch Secor will be doing a little performance along with the event – in addition to reading LORRAINE, he’ll talk about the folk music traditions that inspired the story, and he’ll sing and play some tunes on the guitar. It’s definitely a going to be good time for adults and kids alike!

A future classic, Lorraine celebrates the bond a young girl shares with her grandfather through their mutual love of music

The songs they sang always lifted their spirits—
on good days or bad it was joyful to hear it.
And even when storms hit those Tennessee hills,
the music they played made their worries stand still.
"This not-to-be-missed story appeals to the ear as much as it does to the eye as Lorraine shows readers that music can make any situation more enjoyable." - Kirkus, starred review
"Musician Secor deftly mines his songwriting talent in this paean to music and family bonds... Bond captures the narrative's melody and changeable moods in luminous paintings featuring precisely rendered feathers, blades of grass, and emotive facial expressions." - Publishers Weekly
"Ketch Secor is one of my favorite writers. Whether it's songs, books, essays, radio scripts or letters to home, Ketch has a way of making the world spin a little smoother when he starts putting words together. He words never fail to enlighten and they always have the power to make me smile."
- Marty Stuart
Lorraine and her Pa Paw spend their days celebrating life with the music of the Tennessee hills. With Pa Paw’s harmonica and Lorraine’s pennywhistle, the pair can face just about anything. But when a fearsome storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get them through?
Ketch Secor is a founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, a Grammy Award—winning group that has been inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry. In 2017 and 2018, Old Crow Medicine Show released three critically acclaimed albums: Best of Old Crow Medicine Show (Nettwerk), 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde (Columbia Nashville), a reimagined version of Bob Dylan's classic Blonde on Blonde album, and Volunteer (Sony Music Nashville). His musical story traces back to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he grew up exploring the region's deep heritage of southern roots music. He has penned dozens of original songs in this tradition, including the Platinum selling "Wagon Wheel.” Together with Old Crow Medicine Show he has spent the past 19 years performing on street corners and stages such as the Grand Ole Opry, Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Hollywood Bowl, across America and around the world. Ketch lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Event date: 

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Lorraine Cover Image
By Ketch Secor, Higgins Bond (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781492616924
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - October 2nd, 2018

Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family.

"Who needs a whistle or some shiny thing
when you've got a voice and a song that can sing

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