First, much belated congrats are in order to fellow traveler and award-winning rock critic Kandia Crazy Horse, who is the recipient of the 2009 Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship in American Studies at Princeton University. As part of the teaching she's doing at Princeton, she's organizing this day-and-a-half symposium on Southern rock.
The event is FREE and open to the public, so if you're in the vicinity of Princeton, it's well worth the trip. She's pulled together a strong roster of speakers. The ones whose work I'm familiar with including AJ Fielder, filmmaker and cinematographer of Julie Dash's "Daughters of the Dust" and Spike Lee's "Crooklyn" (and brother of URB Alt Festival founder Boston Fielder); critic Ernest Hardy (who did such a spot-on Village Voice review of "Medicine for Melancholy") and music producer Craig Street (John Legend, Cassandra Wilson, Me'Shell N'DegeoCello, among others).