Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan

American Axe

Book - 2001
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The book also includes discography plus details on Buchanan's guitars and techniques - and features reminiscences from Dale Hawkins, Les Paul, Jeff Beck, Jerry Garcia, and others. Roy Buchanan is a bittersweet portrayal of an American guitar hero who lived for the next opportunity to play.
From the birth of rock and roll to his puzzling death in 1988, guitarist Roy Buchanan forged a wildly emotive style melding blues, country, jazz, and rock and roll. With a genius for expression that ranged from explosive to heartbreaking, and an astonishing arsenal of techniques, Buchanan was on the road to fame in 1957 - at the age of 17. But this enigmatic, demon-chasing guitarist became a reluctant superstar, even turning down an offer to join the Rolling Stones. This vivid narrative zeroes in on Buchanan's odyssey through America's honky-tonks and beer joints - where he played free from the trappings of fame.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Backbeat Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. and Canada by Publisher's Group West ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed to the music trade in the U.S. and Canada by Hal Leonard Pub., c2001.
ISBN: 9780879306397
0879306394
Branch Call Number: BIO BUCHANA CARSON
Characteristics: vi, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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