Award-winning Nashville songwriters Peter Cooper, Fayssoux McLean and Anne E. DeChant team with Alabama author Frye Gaillard for “Watermelon Wine: The Poetry of Americana Music,” a unique program of reading and song. In his award-winning book, Watermelon Wine, Gaillard maintains that great songwriters explore the depths of the human heart with all the subtlety and feeling of our finest novelists and poets. Gaillard will present brief readings from his works, setting the literary context for all-acoustic renditions of the artists’ songs. DeChant and Gaillard have appeared together at such diverse venues as Belmont University, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor in Franklin, TN, the University of South Alabama, Auburn University, the Barking Spider in Cleveland, Ohio, the W.C. Handy Music Festival and the Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum.
Beer provided by Yazoo Brew!