Lives of the Poets (with Guitars): Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Modern Music

Lives of the Poets (with Guitars): Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Modern Music

Ray Robertson


“The days of poets moping round fortress steps donning black capes is over. The poets of at the present time are amplified.”
— LEONARD COHEN

Picking up the place Samuel Johnson left off greater than centuries in the past, Ray Robertson’s Lives of the Poets (with Guitars) bargains up an amplified accumulating of 13 images of rock & roll, blues, folks, and alt-country’s so much inimitable artists. Irreverent and riotous, Robertson explores the “greater or lesser warmth” with which each and every musician formed their style, whereas supplying soaking up perception into their frequently 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 puppy Taylor, Paul Siebel, Willis Alan Ramsey, and John Hartford.

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