Lenny Kaye. Photo by Ulf Hoberg.

Over the years, A Cappella Books has been honored to bring Elvis Costello, Rush’s Geddy Lee, Rosanne Cash, Run DMC’s Rev. Run, John Doe of the band X, Kristin Hersh, Patti Smith, and more to Atlanta.

So we couldn’t be more delighted to extend our Zoom programming on Wednesday, March 9, for an exclusive virtual event with founding member of the Patti Smith Group, guitarist Lenny Kaye.

Kaye will be in conversation with yours truly, music writer Chad Radford, discussing his latest book, Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll. The book examines 10 critical flashpoints that have defined rock ‘n’ roll, spanning Elvis’s early days in Memphis in 1954 to the commercial rise of Seattle’s grunge scene in 1991 on the heels of Nirvana’s breakthrough, Nevermind.

As a musician, writer, and producer, Kaye has worked with several legendary artists, written extensively for publications such as Rolling Stone, Melody Maker, Creem, and Crawdaddy, and hosts “The Lenny Kaye Program” on Sirius XM’s “The Underground Garage.” And many of you music nerds are familiar with his seminal anthology of ‘60s garage and psychedelic rock, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, which is widely regarded as defining the genres.

Join us on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. (Eastern time), for what promises to be an edifying conversation on music history.

It is free to sign in.

A Cappella has copies of Lightning Striking featuring a bookplate signed by Kaye available after the event, which you can pre-order here.

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