Book Club with a Beat

A reading group for music lovers!

Book Club with a BeatGot a love of music? Want to know more about your favorite band?

Join us the first Tuesday of every month to read great books about your favorite music and musicians!  

On Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., we'll be discussing Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues by Elijah Wald.

Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues The story of Robert Johnson includes a paradox worthy of discussion: Why were his first records in the 1930s not well received if, by the era of Rock & Roll, he was hailed as one of the most influential Blues musicians? During our book discussion, we will listen to Johnson's music via Freegal, DC Public Library's streaming music service, and discuss this interesting and controversial character of America's music history. 


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Book Club with a Beat will meet every first Tuesday of the month in room 221 at 7 p.m. If you don't read the book, come join us anyway for a rockin' music hour.

Got a book recommendation or a question about this book club? Email margaret.gilmore@dc.gov.