Poet, songwriter, and musician David Philips has deep roots in Knoxville and East Tennessee. He has been entertaining local audiences since the late 1970s, sometimes with a band of friends dubbed The Selective Memories, with music, poetry, and performance art.
Philips was in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, ground zero, when Katrina hit on August 29, 2005. A featured piece that he will read is about Katrina and its aftermath.
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