- Journeyman’s Road: Modern Blues Lives from Faulkner’s Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York (2007)
- Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition (2007)
- Mister Satan’s Apprentice: A Blues Memoir (1998)
Adam Gussow is an associate professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi (2002 to present). He obtained a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Princeton University in 1979 (magna cum laude). He earned a master’s degree in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in 1983. He earned his PhD in English Literature from Princeton University in 2000. He teaches coursesat Ole Miss in American and African American literature, the blues tradition, southern autobiography, and race in American culture. He has published three books: Mister Satan’s Apprentice: A Blues Memoir, Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition, which was the winner of the Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature; and Journeyman’s Road: Modern Blues Lives From Faulkner’s Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York .
Gussow also plays the harmonica professionally and provides lessons. He was a member of the blues duo Satan and Adam for more than twenty years. He tours with Alan Gross in the duo called “Blues Doctors.” He currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
Official Video for “Thunky Fing Rides Again” by Satan and Adam
- Modern Blues Harmonica with Adam Gussow
- Racing Down the Blues: An interview with Adam Gussow. University of Chicago Press
- Artist Profile on Acoustic, Folk and Country Blues website
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