(TIVOLI, N.Y.) – Author and music journalist Seth Rogovoy will join fellow Hudson Valley/Catskills rockers/authors Tony Fletcher, Holly George-Warren, and Robert Burke Warren in “Writers Who Rock: A Panel Discussion,” moderated by rocking writer Peter Aaron, at the Tivoli Free Library on Friday, August 3, at 6pm. A Q&A session will follow the talk.
Peter Aaron is the author of, “If You Like the Ramones” and “The Band FAQ”; the coauthor of Richie Ramone’s autobiography, “I Know Better Now”; the music editor of Chronogram magazine; the front man of influential New York band the Chrome Cranks; and a participant in other musical projects. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, the Boston Herald, and other publications, and online at AllMusic and All About Jazz. He lives in the Hudson Valley.
Tony Fletcher is the bestselling author of major biographies, a memoir, a novel, and a history of the New York City music scene. Raised in London, where he started his own music magazine as a schoolboy, Fletcher emigrated to New York City in the late 1980s and continued to work in music journalism for TV and print. In 2005, he moved to Catskill Mountains and founded the band, Catskill 45s. His writing has appeared in Salon, Mojo, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Spin, Wall Street Journal, and Newsday, as well as host of other publications, radio, and television shows worldwide.
Seth Rogovoy is the author of “Bob Dylan: Prophet Mystic Poet” (Scribner, 2009), a full-length analysis of Bob Dylan’s life and work, and “The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover’s Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music” (Algonquin Books, 2000), the all-time bestselling guide to klezmer. He is also a very occasional songwriter and used to play frequently at Bob Dylan tribute concerts. He splits his time between Hudson, N.Y., and New York City.
Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and an award-winning writer, editor, and music consultant named one of the top women music critics “you need to read” by Flavorwire.com. She is the author of sixteen books, including three biographies, “A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, from the Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man” and “Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry.” She co-wrote the 2009 New York Times bestseller “The Road to Woodstock” (with Michael Lang). Her biography of “Janis Joplin” will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2019.
Robert Burke Warren is a writer, performer, and musician. His work has appeared in Salon, AARP, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Texas Music, Brooklyn Parent, Woodstock Times, Vulture, Paste, The Rumpus, The Bitter Southerner, Chronogram, longform, and the Da Capo anthology, The Show I‘ll Never Forget. His debut novel, “Perfectly Broken,” is available in paperback. As a songwriter, he has released seven CDs – two as Robert Burke Warren and five as family musician, Uncle Rock. His songwriting appears on albums by Rosanne Cash, RuPaul, and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson. In the mid 1990s, he portrayed Buddy Holly in the West End musical “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.”
Writers Who Rock: A Panel Discussion, August 3
WHAT: Writers Who Rock: A Panel Discussion
WHEN: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 6pm-7pm on the Third Floor
WHERE: Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583
Join the Tivoli Free Library and Chronogram Music Editor, Peter Aaron as he moderates a lively panel discussion with his fellow Hudson Valley/Catskills rockers/authors: Tony Fletcher, Seth Rogovoy, Holly George Warren, and Robert Burke Warren. A Q&A session will follow the talk.