James McBride and his gospel quintet will present McBride's new novel "The Good Lord Bird" at BookCourt. 

Readings will be combined with music inspired by the novel, the band will perform a mix of spiritual and jazz renditions of classic gospel music. Keith Robinson will play on guitar, Trevor Extor on bass, Show Tyme Brooks on drums, Adam Faulk on piano and James McBride on saxophone with the whole band on vocals.

"The Good Lord Bird" is a 2013 finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. Live music and drinks will be followed by an author signing.