The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle
A non fiction book by Lauren St John
If Steve Earle weren't a living, breathing person, he'd be a character in a blues song -- a raucous ballad about a gifted rebel who drank too much, lost most of his women in a blizzard of crack and cocaine addiction, and always came out on the wrong side of the law. Somewhere in the midst of all this, he also managed to weld rock to country, the Beatles to Springsteen, and bluegrass to punk, establishing himself among the most thoroughly original and politically astute musicians of his generation. Granted unrestricted access to Steve and his family and friends, Lauren St John has given us a sometimes shocking, often moving, and completely unvarnished biography of one of America's most talismanic sons.
Used availability for Lauren St John's Hardcore Troubadour
January 2003 : UK Hardback
November 2002 : UK Hardback
January 2004 : UK Paperback
November 2003 : UK Paperback