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Joel Selvin, author of 20 books on music and a veteran music journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, supplies the back stories to more than 200 pages of Chris Strachwitz’s photographs that jump off the pages.
During his experience collaborating with Levon on a book about his Midnight Ramble house concerts and triumphant recovery from cancer, author John Barry learned plenty about the man from Turkey Scratch and how he had little use for fame and celebrity.
“Whenever I jam to raw bass tracks, I first try to establish a contrasting rhythm that somewhat surprises the music ear. With that in mind, my instincts gave me a surf guitar vibe…”
Wightman brings to his memoir a lawyer’s attention to detail and a promoter’s understanding of the often-rare combination of artists with both talent and a viable fan base for that talent