One of the new Tulane University students reading Tom Sancton’s Song For My Fathers sent this comment about the book and the Rifftides report on it:
As an entering freshman at Tulane, I can only give the highest praise for Sancton’s book. My first visit to New Orleans, in March of 2004, is forever marked in my memory by the night I spent at Preservation Hall. I don’t know if words can adequately desribe the kinship I feel with Sancton after learning that, nearly 40 years ago, he had the same experience, and had the fortune to learn from the musical masters of the Hall. thank you for highlighting this book.