The life of a beloved American composer reflected through his music, writings and letters.
Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award and the Deems Taylor ASCAP Award for Best Folk, Pop, or Jazz Biography
"A beautiful job…In exploring the nuances of Guthrie's work, Cray's exacting style is pitch-perfect." —Los Angeles Times Book Review
Revised and Expanded
"Just reading these documents brings this great composer to life in a most exciting and vivid way. I love this book!" —Yo-Yo Ma
A vibrant biography of one of the greatest rock 'n' rollers, the America that made him, and the America he made.
A remarkable work that recovers the songs Shakespeare's audiences actually heard and brings them to life through performance.