I've gotten many sweet condolence calls and messages about Susanna Clark's death, yet I don't feel worthy of them. I'm not a close family friend. I was Guy's publicist until I started working on his biography, but even then, I was Guy's publicist, not Susanna's.
Now, I'm the biographer. At an authors panel earlier this year at Folk Alliance someone from the audience asked the panel if it was easier to write about someone while they were still alive or better if the subject…Continue
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 10:00am — 25 Comments
The American Roots Publishing Story…So Far…
American Roots Publishing was a dream planted in my subconscious by a conversation with Joe Ely two years ago.
I knew from a previous conversation with him that Joe had been writing a novel. When I asked him how it was…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment
When American Roots Publishing released our first CD, Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, we were astonished at the attention it received from the media and music lovers all over the world. Although we cherished it, we never could have predicted that so many people would delight in our little album.
The praise culminated with a…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2012 at 11:00am — 3 Comments
My introduction to Guy Clark came early. I was 14 years old in 1975 when a friend of my dad’s brought over Guy’s first LP Old No. 1. Dad was into Memphis soul music and the friend tried and failed to interest him in folk music. But one listen to Old No. 1 and folk music was IT for me. “She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” was the theme song for my teen angst. I eventually moved on to other folkies and 70s rock…Continue
Posted on March 21, 2012 at 9:58am — 22 Comments