Sat, Jul 29|
Bill McBride Studio
Pat O’Connor: From Beat to Hip: Kansas Counterculture in the 1960s and 1990s
Please join Pat O’Connor for a look at underground events in Kansas that mirrored those on the East and West coasts of the United States.
Time & Location
Jul 29, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bill McBride Studio, 640 KS-177, Matfield Green, KS 66862, USA
About the event
O’Connor will expand on his community-based living experience in Matfield Green, as well as his significant involvement with the Wichita Blues. You can expect laughs, stories, and engaging blues history interspersed with anecdotes about miscellaneous adventures in a 1977 Buick Riviera bopping around the Flint Hills.
About the Presenter:
Author, musician, and creative writer Pat O’Connor was born in Wichita and spent considerable time in Matfield Green in the mid-1990s, always impressed by the resiliency of the land and its people. Prior to his time in Matfield Green, he lived in England for a year, busking blues on Portobello Road among other adventures. He is currently an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, among other things.
He received his MA in Communications from Wichita State University in 1989 and has been published in several academic journals. He is currently slated to publish a book about blues music in Wichita with the University of Mississippi Press later this year. Tickets