Roy Buchanan: American Axe

Author: Phil Carson

Publication date: 2001

Backbeat Books

A biography of guitarist Roy Buchanan. Includes sections about his guitars and technique plus a discography. Includes reminiscences by Jerry Garcia.

"Roy Buchanan was a 'guitarist's guitarist' who shunned fame for a musical odyssey on America's roadhouse circuit with his battered Telecaster - melding blues, country, jazz and rock like no player before or since. This is a compelling road trip through the gritty world of honky tonks and beer joints where this enigmatic journeyman preferred to play. Readers meet the biggest names in pop music and legions of unknowns along the way, from the dawn of rock 'n' roll to Buchanan's puzzling death in 1988."
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