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Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle [Paperback]

Lauren St. John
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‘A fascinating book…utterly compelling…heartfelt… insightful… and much recommended.’ Time Out London

‘A sensitive and amusing book…the Earle material is particularly entertaining, confessional and full of wicked one-liners.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘An intimate and intelligent biography of an artist who–like all the greats–ain't ever satisfied.’ Eric Alterman

‘Brilliant…St. John manages to demythologize a man whose life often threatens to overshadow his music.’ Publishers Weekly

‘Harrowing and inspirational.’ Maxim

‘If you love Steve Earle, you'll buy this book. If not, get it anyway. It's one helluva story.’ Uncut

‘Meticulously researched and well–written…captures the heart and soul of one of America's most talented, troubled, and controversial songwriters.’ Charles R. Cross, author of Heavier tha Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

‘Shockingly honest.’ Q Magazine

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'Sensitive and amusing ... entertaining, confessional and full of wicked one-liners'

'Meticulously researched and well-written...captures the heart and soul of one of America's most talented, troubled, and controversial songwriters'

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'Shockingly honest'

Review

'Brilliant ... St. John manages to demythologize a man whose life often threatens to overshadow his music'

Book Description

'Harrowing and inspirational'

From the Publisher

Howard Frank Mosher, author of A Stranger in the Kingdom writes 'The Dixie Chicks tell us in their latest album that the gritty, authentic tradition of Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Sr. is 'a long time gone' from today's sanitized studios on Music Row. But as Lauren St John makes abundantly clear in Hardcore Troubadour, her wonderfully spirited and sympathetic new biography of Steve Earle, Earle is a worthy successor to the all-time greats of country and Americana music. Hardcore Troubadour is a fast-paced, clear-eyed celebration of a superb singer/songwriter and a marvelously generous man. Over many years of tumult and triumph, Steve Earle has had the courage to explore places in his heart that most songwriters only dream of reaching.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Steve Earle is the musicians’ idol – ‘my hero’ to Emmylou Harris – who has said of his life that ‘If I’d known I was going to live this long I’d have taken better care of myself.’ He was taking heroin at thirteen, and by the age of forty was mired in a seemingly permanent ‘vacation in the ghetto’ as he described his life then. In and out of jail for a variety of offences, Earle seemed determined to make good on his boast that when the end of the world came (and it seemed pretty close at times) only he, Keith Richards and the cockroaches would be left standing. Not yet fifty, he has been married six times, twice to the same woman, and amazingly forgiven by almost all of the ex-wives. In moments of consciousness he has, through sheer musical ability, shared a stage with, among others, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, the Pogues and Bob Dylan. He’s a legend, and one of the most gifted songwriters of his generation. He has poured a lot of living into those songs. Nashville just wouldn’t be the same without him.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Lauren St John is a biographer and music writer for many publications including the Independent and the Sunday Times. She has written several biographies on sport and music and has contributed extensively to the Sunday Times and the ‘Independent.

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