If you haven’t gotten your copy of Street Singers, Soul Shakers & Rebels with a Cause: Music from Macon, tomorrow might be a fine time to do it. The Woodruff House on Coleman Hill is hosting a book signing from 4 to 7 p.m. for not only the Macon music book, but for Benjy Griffith’s debut novel Whiskey Before Breakfast. Both Benjy and Mom’s dad Alan Walden will be on hand, among others, to lay down their John Hancocks inside the front covers. Wine, cheese and live music will be served.
Here’s a little under-the-cover trivia: Indigo Publishing and NewTown sponsored a contest to name the Macon music book. The winner got a free trip to NYC to see the Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theatre. Mom had an idea for a name that came quickly from a margarita brain freeze, but she didn’t want to enter the contest under her own name because of family ties to the book. Needless to say, she may not have gotten credit for the naming rights but still got to reap the reward, making it the first time she ever saw the Allman Brothers Band outside the Georgia border.
If you happen to see my Granddaddy, tell him that Candy sends kisses! In fact, mention you saw this on Candy’s Land and have Papa Walden tell you the story about Johnny Jenkins in the tree . . . the uncensored version.
Above is an excerpt from Mom's favorite chapter - bookmark it.