Ketch Secor Reading and Performance
Sunday, March 31 at 4 pm
Grammy Award–winning musician Ketch Secor will be reading from his debut picture book, Lorraine, which was released this past October. To make sure you get in for this special reading and live performance, we'll begin taking preorders for his book Lorraine starting Wednesday, March 13, at 10 am. With each preorder, your name will be on the list guaranteeing you get in for the event. Purchase of a book includes entry for up to two adults and three children. We are taking preorders in person at The Getalong through March 29. If space is available, we will allow entry first come, first served. Space is limited, so preorder today to guarantee you get in and get to see Ketch!
Secor is a founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, a Grammy Award—winning group that has been inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry. In 2017, Old Crow Medicine Show released two critically acclaimed albums: Best of Old Crow Medicine Show (Nettwerk) and 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde (Columbia Nashville), a reimagined version of Bob Dylan's classic Blonde on Blonde album.
In writing Lorraine, Secor found inspiration from the Appalachian folktales he heard when living in eastern Tennessee during the infancy of Old Crow Medicine Show. “I’m interested in telling children’s stories using the traditional form found in folktales and incorporating all of these elements of music that both make it fun for kids and also harken to the richness of Tennessee culture,” said Secor.
Steve Geck, editorial director of children’s books at Sourcebooks, found himself drawn to the story’s deep roots in music and exploration of Americana. “Lorraine celebrates the bond a young girl shares with her grandfather through their mutual love of music. It’s sweeping, epic, and energetic,” said Geck.