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A few legendary guests travel through town on the Southern Discomfort Tour.
photo: Robin Hollis
Ron Whitehead is one of the most famous poets in America and the world. He is the author of 21 books including Beaver Dam Rocking Chair Marathon and Western Kentucky: Lost & Forgotten, Found & Remembered and 31 CD titles including the classic “Tapping My Own Phone” and “I Will Not Bow Down.” http://www.tapppingmyownphone.com
photo: Teri Bloom
Crowned “a classic” by the New York Times, Frank Messina is the author of Disorderly Conduct, and Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry which sold over 60,000 copies since 2009. He’s performed his signature spoken word and music performances in over a dozen countries and all across America. http://www.spokeface.com
photo: Nelson Onofre
Tyrone Cotton is steeped in the blues, mixing folk, gospel, jazz, and pop to make American music which has been compared to Tom Waits, Dylan, Ray LaMontagne, and Johnny Cash. He has shared the stage with the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama, Johnny Winter, Jolie Holland, and Grammy nominated artist James Hunter. http://www.tyronecotton.com
Anthony Broy is a poet and former CEO and Chairman of investment firm Hill Thompson, Magid & Company and supervisor for the NASD. Broy has appeared as an expert consultant on Fox Business News, most notably regarding the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, in which Broy says FINRA and the SEC had full knowledge of Madoff’s activities to the point of criminal liability. Currently retired, Broy is working full time on a book of poetry and memoir.