Florence Dore has a lot to talk about. She has a recently published book “Ink in the Grooves” which is a series of conversations on Literature and Rock n Roll. She also has a new album and tour for “Highways and Rocketships” which has a local stop at the Drake in Amherst on 3/28. Florence Dore is also giving a “lecture” on the literature/rock n roll topic at Amherst College on 3/29.
Our conversation touches on her work as a Professor of English at UNC-CH teaching both writing and song-writing! We talk about her favorite essays in “Ink” and which might make the case that supposedly “low’ music can be as “literate” as creative writing. Authors such as Daniel Wallace and Colson Whitehead are included as well as songwriters such as Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Amy Helm. It a very entertaining read! We also heard a cut or two from her album including the title cut and “Wifi Heart” to conclude the segment. Give it a listen or better yet find your tickets for the March events in person.