Hooks & Runs welcomes Adam Gussow, Professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi, musician & recording artist and author of "Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music" (North Carolina Press, 2020). Gussow's book is a virtual social and cultural encyclopedia covering blues history from its earliest days to the present where blues music is omnipresent around the globe. In this interview we tackle both the ongoing debate about who owns music as well as riffing on stories about blues legends like Robert Johnson, Son House through to modern blues artists like Southern Avenue and Shemekia Copeland. This was a fun, informative interview - don't miss out!
In Chapter Two, Eric and Craig report the results from the Hooks & Runs Bowl Challenge with minimal gloating from Eric. They also discuss the Texas Longhorn program after Tom Herman was let go following a 32-point bowl win over Colorado and after the controversial decision to hire as his replacement Steve Sarkisian, Alabama's offensive coordinator.