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Musician, NPR critic to discuss ‘Our Back Pages’

Ann Powers of NPR and musician Patterson Hood will have the public conversation “Our Back Pages: The Music, Books and Movies That Fed Two Creative Lives” Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. Open free to the public, the event is part of the Global Georgia Initiative, the signature speaker series of the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Hood is a co-founder and principal singer-songwriter of the Athens band Drive-By Truckers, which has released more than a dozen albums to popular and critical acclaim. Hood also has released three albums of his own and frequently performs as a solo artist in addition to maintaining a heavy touring schedule with Drive-By Truckers.

Powers is a critic and correspondent at NPR Music, where she writes for the music news blog, The Record, and frequently appears on NPR’s radio programs.

The conversation with Hood and Powers will take place on the day of the first of the Drive-By Truckers’ three consecutive shows at the 40 Watt Club in downtown Athens.

There is no reserved seating in the Chapel; doors will open at 3:15 p.m.