Thursday, Jan 23, 7 PM

Bill Malone in Conversation

Bill Malone in Conversation The New Orleans Jazz Museum At The Old U.S. MintGreater New OrleansNew OrleansEventDate: Thursday, January 23, 2020AN EVENING WITH BILL MALONE, HISTORIANOF KEN BURNS’S COUNTRY MUSICPremiere country music historian and former Tulane professor Bill C. Malone, the voice of the history of country musicin Ken Burns’s new docu-series Country Music, will return to New OrleansJanuary 23rd from 7 to 8 p.m. to share his story and journey, while providing a little accompanying music for the audience.Of Burns’s PBS 12-part documentary, Rolling Stone Magazine suggested that it  “might well be themost ambitious, culturally resonant music documentary ever made.”  Widelyrecognized as the ranking senior authority  on the genre, Bill C. Maloneis an author, musician, and noted historian of traditional American music. His seminal work, Country Music, U.S.A., was the first definitive --  and still stands as the most authoritative --  academic history on thesubject, launching the study of the art form and opening the field to hundreds of historians in its wake. As writer Larry McMurtry wrote, 'If anyone knows more about the subject than [Malone] does, God help them.'Joining Malone will be NPR veteran Gwen Thompkins, host of public radio’s Music Inside Out, which airs on WWNO, and a longtime student of music from around the world; Dr Patrick Maney, professor emeritus of modern Americanhistory at Boston College;  musician Pat Flory; and Dr. Bruce Raeburn,former director of Tulane’s Hogan Jazz Archives.This program is FREE andopen to the public, presented by the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studiesat UNO.