My New Children's Book
Exhibiton of photographs from the book
October 20-November 28
Jackson Fine Arts
Saturday, November 21, 2015
11 to 2
Fall Line Press
To order book:
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Living Katrina : Ten Years Later
Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta Georgia
Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana
The 1934 Lomax Recordings
By Joshua Clegg Caffery, Forward by Barry Jean Ancelet
Joshua Caffery is a writer and musician. He is a founding member of The Red Stick Ramblers and a longtime member of the Louisiana French band Feu Feufollet. Caffery was nominated for his work on the Feufollet albumn EnCouleurs.
He is currently the Alan Lomax Fellow at the Folklife Studies at the John W. Kluge Center at The Library of Congress.
Please check out the Praise section!
After the Snake Bite used for Nightwoods
Debbie's image from After the Snake Bite, from the series of the same
name, was used by Charles Frazier and Random House printing for
Frazier's novel Nightwoods.
The Story in Pictures: Social Documents from the Permanent Collection
New Orleans Museum of Art
Curated by Russell Lord
May 31- August 25, 2013
"I, You, We"
April 25-September 1, 2013
I, You, We: three very commonplace words. These pronouns-with all their implied complexities of meaning-provide an unexpected guide for assessing the works of art from the 1980's and early 1990's in the Museum's collection. What becomes apparent in this survey of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs is how the personal, social, and collective issues and concerns of artist of the time are still relevanct several decades later.
I,YOU,WE is organized by David Kiehl, Curator Prints
Kelly Fleming Wines
Proudly presents their third vintage of Big Pour. These limited edition wines from Calistoga, Ca feature Debbie's work on the bottle label. Visit BigPourWine.com for more information.
On the Laid -Back Art of Tubing
Oxford American Magazine
SECAC Conference, Keynote Speaker
Durham, North Carolina
Thursday October 18
Carolina Theater 8 PM
Barrister Gallery, New Orleans
Oct. 13-Nov. 3
"Stop The Presses, Life and Death at The Times Picayune"
By Chris Rose
Oxford American Magazine
"Outlands: Land Over Time"
© Debbie Fleming Caffery
The stereotype is an old one: people in Southwest Louisiana like to
party. People come from all over the country, from all over the world
even, to party in places like Eunice, Mamou and Lafayette. Anyone who
lives in these places can confirm this. People in Southern Louisiana
like to drink, and they do so often.
The stereotype falls short, however, by offering a limited version of
how Cajuns and Creoles drink and how they talk and sing about drinking.
People in every part of the world drink, but people in Southern
Louisiana don’t just drink, they create powerful artistic expressions
about drinking, songs and stories that place drinking within the
currents of a vital, dynamic culture, visions of the bottle weaving in
with the pain of lost love, the turning cycles of death and rebirth and
the rituals of celebration and mourning that order and nurture our
spiritual and social lives.
Yes, Cajun and Creole musicians do get drunk. In fact, as I write this,
there is a drunk Cajun sitting right next to me, playing the accordion.
This is not the point, however. In the songs collected on this album, we
can see that Cajuns and Creoles do far more that just get wasted. In
these songs, drunk people dream. They waltz. They get their guns and go
out in the middle of the night and kill raccoons. When their bottles are
empty, they stomp their feet and play furious, driving dirges on the
fiddle. People all over the world get drunk on Saturday night and have
hangovers on Sunday, but Cajuns drink a glass of lemonade and then write
a song about it.
It’s not particularly interesting or important that people in Southern
Louisiana like to drink. Of utter importance, however, are the wild and
sometimes strange things they do when they drink and party together, and
the soulful, brilliant way they transform these activities into song.
We hope this album is a good example of both.
- Producer Joshua Clegg Caffery
To purchase: www:ValcourRecords.com