Author, songwriter and Columbus expat returns to play some Watershed tunes

Joe Oestreich is an author and the chair of Coastal Carolina University’s English department in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but he’s also the singer/bassist for Columbus power-pop act Watershed. On this Friday evening event at Bexley’s Gramercy Books, Oestreich will read selections from his four books, including new work Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck (co-written with Whiskeytown’s former tour manager), and he’ll pair those readings with some beloved Watershed tunes. (Safe bet)