Academy, Grammy, Americana and Academy of Country Music Award-nominated singer-songwriter Allison Moorer will read excerpts from her forthcoming autobiography Blood: A Memoir at Parnassus Books on November 2. The book offers a detailed accounted of Moorer and her sister’s (Grammy Award-Winner Shelby Lynne) childhood growing up in a troubled home in Southern Alabama, which ended in the well-documented murder-suicide of her parents in 1986. The deeply personal memoir vividly illustrates the experiences surrounding the death of her parents, while also showing that there was much more to her family than tragedy and darkness.
Accompanying the book is Moorer’s forthcoming album Blood (October 25, Autotelic Records/Thirty Tigers), which features 10 tracks that directly connect to the people, emotions, trauma and state of mind that are all detailed so eloquently in the memoir. Listen to “All I Wanted (Thanks Anyway)” above. The combination of the book and its accompanying musical work offer a rare perspective into the pain behind an artist’s creative expression, and are Moorer’s most revealing and important works to date.
Following the book reading, Moorer will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of the book for those in attendance.