Lives of the Poets (with Guitars)

Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Modern Music
Product Number: EB00651596
Released: Mar 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781771960731
Publisher: Biblioasis
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"The days of poets moping around castle steps wearing black capes is over. The poets of today are amplified." - LEONARD COHEN Picking up where Samuel Johnson left off more than two centuries ago, Ray Robertson's Lives of the Poets (with Guitars) offers up an amplified gathering of thirteen portraits of rock & roll, blues, folk, and alt-country's most inimitable artists. Irreverent and riotous, Robertson explores the "greater or lesser heat" with which each musician shaped their genre, while offering absorbing insight into their often tumultuous lives. Includes essays on Gene Clark, Ronnie Lane, The Ramones, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Townes Van Zandt, Little Richard, Alan Wilson, Willie P. Bennett, Gram Parsons, Hound Dog Taylor, Paul Siebel, Willis Alan Ramsey, and John Hartford.

Author(s): Ray Robertson
Original Publish Date: Mar 21, 2016

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