Last night GalleyCat stopped by the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, for a night of wine, music, dancing, and books. At the party, the dancers in the photo cut loose to celebrate “Blues, Booze, & BBQ” by Michael Loyd Young–a photographic journey through the Mississippi Delta.
Bluesman T-Model Ford (pictured) played a long, gorgeous set in the middle of the bookstore, grinning like he won the lottery while Brooklynites danced.
Here’s more about Young’s book: “Blues, Booze, & BBQ, the first book by Michael Loyd Young, documents 150 miles of Highway 61, the famed blacktop road snaking from Memphis, Tennessee down to Greenville, Mississippi. At the halfway point, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, sits Clarksdale, Mississippi, the city considered the birthplace of the blues and the location of Robert Johnson’s famed ‘Cross Road Blues’ intersection of Highway 61 and 49.”