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Ian Port

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Birth of Loud is “a hot-rod joy ride through mid-20th-century American history” (The New York Times Book Review), this one-of-a-kind narrative masterfully recreates the rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.

Ian S. Port is an award-winning writer and music critic whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Village Voice, The Threepenny Review, and The Believer, among others.

Join us for a talk by Port at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 30 in Tyrrell Hall on the University of Tulsa campus. Book signing following the event.

Free and open to all.


January 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


University of Tulsa
2930 East 6th Street
Tulsa, 74104 United States
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