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Our June Book Notes selection is
Lives of the Poets (with Guitars)
Thirteen Outsiders
Who Changed Modern Music

by Ray Robertson
Sticking It Out
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Featuring novels, biographies, memoirs and monographs about the arts, Book Notes is your literary gateway to learning more about the arts you love.

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Lives of the Poets (with Guitars): Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Modern Music By Ray Robertson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771960724
Availability: Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days
Published: Biblioasis - April 12th, 2016

Price: $13.46

The days of poets moping around castle steps wearing black capes is over. The poets of today are amplified.

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.