Franklin

Blue guitar highway [electronic resource] / Paul Metsa ; foreword by David Carr.

Author/Creator:
Metsa, Paul.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (305 p.)
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Subjects:
Singers -- Minnesota -- Biography.
Metsa, Paul.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This is a musician's tale: the story of a boy growing up on the Iron Range, playing his guitar at family gatherings, coming of age in the psychedelic seventies, and honing his craft as a pro in Minneapolis, ground zero of American popular music in the mid-eighties. "There is a drop of blood behind every note I play and every word I write," Paul Metsa says. And it's easy to believe, as he conducts us on a musical journey across time and country, navigating switchbacks, detours, dead ends, and providing us the occasional glimpse of the promised land on the blue guitar highway.His account capture
Contents:
Guitar fools
A boy and his guitar
Buckshot in short pants
The cry of the muskrat
Cats under the stars
Vaseline machine gun
More Saturday night
Franklin Avenue
Electric high heels
Party to a crime
Robots on death row
Living in a house of cards
Whistling past the graveyard
Ferris wheels on the farm
City of angels
Mississippi farewell
No money down
Swing low, sweet chariot
Ghosts of Woody Guthrie
Martini gulch
White boys lost in the blues
From Russia with love
Key to the highway
Sisu
Texas in the twilight zone
Slings and arrows
Barbeque and blues
Iko-iko
Slow justice
Stars over the prairie
Fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Notes:
Includes discography.
ISBN:
0-8166-7874-X
OCLC:
768082772