DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Monday, October 8. (Ketch will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your TIME OF DAY preference: morning or afternoon.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 and 2018, Old Crow Medicine Show released three critically-acclaimed albums: Best of Old Crow Medicine Show (Nettwerk), 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde (Columbia Nashville), a reimagined version of Bob Dylan's classic Blonde on Blonde album, and Volunteer (Sony Music Nashville). Ketch lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang Away the Storm
Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family. "Who needs a whistle or some shiny thing when you've got a voice and a song that can sing" Lorraine and her Pa Paw spend their days celebrating life with the music of the Tennessee hills. With Pa Paw's harmonica and Lorraine's pennywhistle, the pair can face just about anything. But when a fearsome storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get them through?
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
About 25 minutes, PLUS Q&A. Ketch Secor will perform and read from his debut picture book, Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang Away the Storm. Ketch will talk about his early days of learning to become a performer, play tunes on the fiddle and harmonica, and will also speak to the American folk music traditions and origins that inspired the book.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary Schools; grades K-5
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
A minimum of 50 students.
Ketch would like to have a single mic and p/a system. No projector or screen required for his presentations. And, a bottle of water.
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Ketch's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-ketch-secor Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.