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Pat Alger & Jim Rooney :: Town House Forum in Strafford

Town House Forum features poets, fiction writers, and musicians, and each presentation will be followed by conversations with the audience. They begin at 7 pm and reservations are not needed. Everyone is invited to pack a picnic and come early to have supper on the Strafford Common with the authors!

p algerPat Alger is a country music songwriter, singer and guitarist and Robert Frost scholar.  He has well over 20 hits to his credit, including eight number one hits and has played venues all over the world and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

j rooneyJim Rooney is a folksinger and music producer whose credits include Nanci Griffith’s Other Voices, Other Rooms, John Prine’s Aimless Love, and Iris Dement’s Infamous Angel. A pioneer in the genre of “Americana,” Roone also wrote the book In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey.

While there is no charge for admission, donations will be welcomed at the door, to benefit the new books fund of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library.

The Norwich Bookstore will sell current and past books by the authors, though there are no books for this evening. (Many of the books can be purchased at the bookstore in advance, and can be signed by the authors in August.)

For more information, please call (802) 765–4037.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Strafford Town House
On the Common
Strafford, VT
In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey (Music in American Life) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780252079818
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Illinois Press - February 14th, 2014

Inspired by the Hank Williams and Leadbelly recordings he heard as a teenager growing up outside of Boston, Jim Rooney began a musical journey that intersected with some of the biggest names in American music including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Bill Monroe, Muddy Waters, and Alison Krauss.