Fred Lyon

Fred Lyon has been a devoted student of the city's music since the 1980s. Lyon conducted graduate research at Rollins College, where he wrote his thesis on the resiliency of music and culture in New Orleans, He holds degrees from Duke University and the University of Virginia and is a regular contributor to Swampland, a Web site dedicated to southern music and culture. His many columns focus on life in New Orleans, its clubs, its personalities, and its musical scene. Lyon lives in New Orleans.