“A must for any real blues fan.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
“A literary sampler as vibrant and original as the films and music that inspired it.” (The Times (Shreveport, LA))
“Read the book … essential … for anyone who cares about American history, black culture and current music.” (Miami Herald)
“Brilliant.” (Toronto Star)
“Breaking new ground.” (Crain's New York Business)
“[One of the] ‘Twelve Books of Christmas’ ... the perfect gift for the music lover.” (Calgary Sun)
About the Author
Peter Guralnick is the author of numerous seminal works of music and popular culture, including Searching for Roberth Johnson
and a two-volume biography of Elvis Presley. He lives in West Newbury, Massachusetts.
Robert Santelli is the Executive Director of the Experience Music Project and author/editor of The Big Book of the Blues
and American Roots Music;
he lives in Seattle.
Holly George-Warren is an award-winning writer and editor who has contributed to more than forty books about rock & roll. She is the author of Punk 365, Grateful Dead 365, and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry, among other books. She cowrote The Road to Woodstock and is coeditor of The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey, and Farm Aid: A Song for America. Her writing has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Mojo, and the Village Voice.