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Author: Preston Lauterbach
Author Preston Lauterbach is a regular guest writer. Many readers will recognize Lauterbach as the author of The Chitlin’ Curcuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll. As much as I enjoy griping about the failure to preserve chitlin’ circuit/black history landmarks, I am much happier to learn about a successful restoration. 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi was slated for demolition after sustaining damage in Hurricane Katrina. Thanks to the efforts of Jesse and Kerrie Loya, the Hall is back, looking sharp, too. The structure dates to 1923, but the club that built it goes back to 1894,…
The American Blues Scene welcomes author Preston Lauterbach as a new regular guest writer. This article is from the musings of a colorful character who found himself around Memphis in the fever pitch of the Civil Rights Movement.