Watermark Books & Cafe will host local author Orin Friesen, for a signing of Honky Tonkers & Western Swingers: Stories of Country Music in Wichita, Kansas on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 1-2:30pm.
The city of Wichita has a rich history in country music, dating back to the 1920s. This book showcases the artists who performed various styles of country music in Wichita during the 20th century, including western swing, honky tonk, rockabilly, bluegrass, country rock, western, and even a bit of southern gospel. It also spotlights those singers who got their start in Wichita and went on to national fame.
About the Author
Orin Friesen spent most of his career in country radio, and performing in bluegrass and western bands. He also has a passion for local history and enjoys research and writing, His previous book was called Goat Glands to Ranch Hands: The KFDI Story.
Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218