Author and artist Kevin Belford will sign copies of his new book Devil at the Confluence: The Pre-War Blues Music of St. Louis, Missouri at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Monday, October 19, at Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Blvd in University City.
Belford will be joined at the signing by former St. Louisan Bob Koester, the owner of Chicago's Jazz Record Mart and the blues and jazz label Delmark Records, who helped compile the companion CD included with the book.
Devil at the Confluence tells the story of St. Louis' pre-World War II blues musicians through Belford's original paintings, historic record labels, sheet music covers, ads, newspaper clippings and photographs. The book (pictured) is published by St. Louis based Virginia Publishing and is available from their Web site and at most local book stores. You can read a review written by Terry Perkins for the Post-Dispatch here.
Belford also will have signings at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7 at Borders Books in Sunset Hills, and at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3 at Subterranean Books in University City.
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