Updated: Now with special guest, guitarist Ned Boynton
The Beat Museum announces a reading/performance by San Francisco writer Terry Tarnoff on Friday, June 27, 2014, from 7:30-9:30 PM. Tarnoff, whose groundbreaking first novel, The Bone Man of Benares, was published worldwide, will read from his books and make a rare appearance on harmonica with blues guitarist P.A. Slim.
Terry Tarnoff traveled for eight years through Europe, Africa and Asia with sixteen harmonicas and a roadmap inspired by Paul Bowles and Henry Miller. Upon his return to America he settled in North Beach, where his adventures continue in The Thousand Year Journey of Tobias Parker and The Chronicle of Stolen Dreams. David Amram, longtime collaborator with Jack Kerouac, says, “Terry Tarnoff is a writer whose every word, like a great blues master’s instrumental solos, pulls you into his world. His tales are alternately engrossing, touching and hilarious.”
P.A. Slim is an outstanding singer/guitarist known for his performances at The Saloon, the famous North Beach blues club, and numerous other venues. Slim, a San Francisco native, paid his dues on the club circuit in Chicago and continues in the tradition of gut-wrenching electified Chicago blues guitarists.
Ned Boynton is a masterful guitarist/arranger proficient in a wide range of musical styles. As both educator and player, he’s a much sought after band leader who brings a unique presence to the local music scene.