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Southern Studies Grad Promotes New Book at Thacker

Southern Studies graduate and author Preston Lauterbach recently promoted his book, The Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll, on the September 8 Thacker Mountain Radio Show. Lauterbach credits the Southern Studies program with making him a good author through his research and oral history projects.  It was while a student at UM that he was introduced to musician Bobby Rush.  Their meeting planted the seeds that grew into his book about the Chitlin Circuit.