I've told almost everybody I know about this impending deal, and that constitutes most of the people that read this thing, but my book project just got approved by LSU Press, so I can finally announce it for real. The working title is
Louisiana Saturday Night
Looking for a Good Time in Louisiana's Juke Joints, Dance Halls, and Honky Tonks
It is going to be a history/guidebook/meditation on Louisiana's nightclub and live music culture, a cultural self-portrait painted in the hues of our leisure. Delivery about a year from now, hopefully in print shortly thereafter.
Here is the whiteboard mock-up of the proposed cover that undoubtedly sealed the deal.
I will be taking applications for, er, research assistants willing to go with me to explore backwoods watering holes, and if you know of a place that needs to be included, holler.