Preston Lauterbach

Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers

Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

The Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll


Preston Lauterbach, author of Bluff City, is a former Virginia Humanities fellow who prefers cats to dogs. He is also the author of Beale Street Dynasty and The Chitlin’ Circuit, a Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe book of the year. He is a former visiting scholar at Rhodes College and he lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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