Chris Thomas King - Book Presentation and Signing
The Capitol Park Museum is hosting Chris Thomas King for a book presentation and signing on Saturday, May 21, at 1:00 p.m. King’s book, The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture, released in 2021, is an untold counternarrative blues history and the first written by an African American blues artist. The book signing is part of the Capitol Park Museum’s Discovery Day, which also includes the presentation and all museum exhibitions such as the stunning Louisiana music display in our permanent galleries and Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial.
Multi-talented Grammy Award-winning blues artist, producer, composer and actor Chris Thomas King was born in Baton Rouge. His father, Tabby Thomas, was a well-respected blues musician and owner of the famed Baton Rouge blues club Tabby’s Blues Box and Heritage Hall, originally located at 1314 North Boulevard.