John Densmore of the Doors on ‘The Seekers’

John Densmore photo by Jeff Katz.

It’s the people one encounters along the way that turns any trip into a journey.

With his latest memoir, titled The Seekers: Meetings with Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists), John Densmore, the former drummer with the late great Los Angeles psychedelic rock group the Doors, reflects on a lifetime spent crossing paths with greatness. From Elvin Jones to Joseph Campbell, Patti Smith, the Dalai Lama, Willie Nelson, his own mother, and more, The Seeker is a rumination on the knowledge that Densmore has gained through various remarkable encounters, and an exploration of his own relationship with art, music, and humankind.

On Wednesday, December 16, at 7 p.m. Eastern, Densmore and I will talk via Zoom about playing drums in one of the greatest psychedelic rock bands of all time, and the characters with whom he has crossed paths.

A Cappella Books hosts our conversation. Tickets are limited to 100 guests. Head over to A Cappella’s website to pre-order a copy of “The Seekers,” which includes a bookplate signed by Densmore, along with your private invitation to sign in to our Zoom chat. Your access code will arrive via email from A Cappella Books a day ahead of the program.

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It Came From Memphis: A conversation with author Robert Gordon Thurs., Nov. 12

A Cappella Books presents a virtual event with award-winning writer and documentarian Robert Gordon to celebrate the forthcoming 25th Anniversary Edition of his captivating deep-dive into the cultural underground of the 1950s Memphis arts and music scene.

Gordon will join Atlanta music writer and Smithsonian Folkways editor Chad Radford for a Zoom discussion of the updated and revised It Came from Memphis, published by Jack White’s Third Man Books. The interview will be followed by an online Q&A session, and is free and open to the public.

The updated and revised 25th Anniversary Edition of It Came From Memphis features more than 80 new photos, a new layout, an updated text featuring more voices, and forewords by Peter Guralnick and Hanif Abdurraqib.

A Cappella Books will have copies of It Came From Memphis featuring a bookplate signed by Gordon available after the event. Pre-order your copy and learn how to sign into the conversation at A Cappella Books.

Thursday, November 12. 7 p.m. Free to sign in to the Zoom chat.