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Award Winning Authors Peter Guralnick and Major Jackson Get the Summer Started with Hip Cats, Hot Rhymes and Rock-and-Roll; Band Belle Boussole Bares their electro-soul.

The Tannery Reading Series hosts the North Shore’s coolest night of words, music and the music of words.

Get your Groove on!  Join us for an evening of all things literary and musical. Swing from the rhythms of Jazz, Blues, Electro-soul and Rock-and-Roll to the beats of poetry and prose.

Check out:

Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Sun Records and the black and white roots of American cool.

Major Jackson on love, hoops, Tupac and his brand new book.

Belle Bousoulle on rhythm guitar and vocals.


Guralnick (Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke) is the foremost critic and historian of American roots music, whose work has argued for the vitality of intertwined black and white traditions.  Writing about Guralnick, Bob Dylan commented, “Elvis steps from the pages. You can feel him breathe. This book cancels out all others.” Jackson (Leaving Saturn, Holding Company) is an award-winning poet whose verse “hauntingly reflect(s) urban decay and violence, yet at the same time…rejoice(s) in the sustaining power of music and the potency of community.” Belle Bousoulle will channel Sun Ra, The King and their own funky tunes.


Come shake it at the Jabberwocky Bookshop.


For more information email: info@tanneryseries.com.