Calling Me Home Book Update: Coon Dog’s Secret
Many of you who’ve already read “Calling Me Home” have asked about the man whose the subject of Chapter Five, “Coon Dog’s Secret.”
With his family’s permission, here are a couple of vintage photos of him:
After the book’s publication, we were shown records that showed he was adopted not long after he was born. He also grew up not far from his birthplace. According to his son, he had a serious ATV accident in recent years which has slowed him physically. In the past, he played some guiltar and made a living with his hands.
We’re thankful for his son’s generosity sharing these photos. Only in recent years did he reach out to Gram Parsons’ family on his father’s side, to fill in some of the holes in his background.
When he/they are willing to share more information, we’ll do so. The first three chapters of the book are here on this blog.
Meantime, as the 40th anniversary of GP’s death approaches, his story continues to unfold here in the South.
Author, “Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock.”