Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

William Ferris at the 2009 Southern Festival of Books

In this session from the 2009 Southern Festival of Books, William Ferris discusses his new book, Give My Poor Heart Ease, and plays portions of historic audio recordings of blues music, following Highway 61 from Mississippi. This session was recorded live at the Senate Chambers of the State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee on October 10, 2009. For more podcasts, visit our feed at