Praise for Sid Griffin's other book in this series, "Million Dollar Bash" "If you don't have the bootlegs in full already, Griffin's sharp, witty analysis and articulate passion will get you hunting." "Rolling Stone""Griffin tells a thorough, entertaining tale in a style that's part conversation, part journalism, part heroically detailed liner-note." "Mojo""A working musician's sensibility is just what's been needed to bring clarity to this much-mythologized musical encounter." "American Songwriter""Page-turning stuff." "Dirty Linen""Admirably forensic detail." "Q""300+ pages of densely-researched and intelligently opinionated Basement Tape unravelling." "Shindig!"""""""""""""
About the Author
Sid Griffin is ringleader of the acoustic folk/bluegrass band The Coal Porters. He is also the 'resident musicologist' on BBC 6 Music's Radcliffe & Maconie show, a freelance writer, and a solo performer whose latest album is The Trick Is To Breathe. He led alt.country pioneers The Long Ryders in the 1980s. His first book was Gram Parsons: A Music Biography (1985), and he co-wrote the 2004 BBC TV documentary Gram Parsons, Fallen Angel. He is the co-author of Bluegrass Guitar: Know The Players, Play The Music (2005) and the author of Shelter From The Storm: Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Years (2009). Griffin has written BBC Radio 2 specials and annotated over 50 reissues for labels such as Sony, Rhino, PolyGram, Universal, Mercury, EMI, A&M, and Warner Bros. A native of Kentucky, he is a graduate of the University Of South Carolina. He lives in London, England, with his daughter Esther Mae, his son Noah, his fantastic wife Rhiannon, and his pet turtle Herman Franks.