Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle

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A biography of a legendary singer and song-writer, written with his exclusive and unfettered cooperation, this is the life behind the award-winning and bestselling albums of Steve Earle, rebel, rocker, and Nashville legend. Steve Earle is the musicians' idol who has said of his life "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself". He was taking heroin at 13, and by the age of 40 was mired in a seemingly permanent "vacation in the ghetto" as he described his life then. In and out of jail for a variety of offences, Earle seemed determined to make good on his boast that when the end of the world came (and it seemed pretty close at times) only he, Keith Richards and the cockroaches would be left standing. Not yet 50, he has been married six times, twice to the same woman, and amazingly forgiven by almost all of the ex-wives. In moments of consciousness he has, through sheer musical ability, shared a stage with, among others, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, the Pogues and Bob Dylan.

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About the Author:

Lauren St John is a biographer and music writer for many publications including the Independent and the Sunday Times. Her previous book, WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT was published by Picador in 2000.

Review:

“St. John does a fantastic job...Earle’s story is a reminder that not all addict musicians burn out and die.” (Charlotte Observer)

“A sympathetic look at Earle..that doesn’t cover up any blemishes...an on-the-mark biography.” (San Antonio Express-News)

“A no-holds barred portrait of a controversial artist who came back from the brink.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“A dark and compelling tale.” (Chicago Tribune)

“Steve Earle deserves any attention he gets.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

“Harrowing and inspirational.” (Maxim)

“Hardcore Troubadour offers intimate and accurate behind-the-scenes of the songwriter’s trials and tribulations....a fascinating new biography.” (Toronto Star)

“Brilliant...St. John manages to demythologize a man whose life often threatens to overshadow his music.” (Publishers Weekly)

“St John tells Earle’s story in grisly detail, thereby baring “the stuff that legends are made of.” (Booklist)

“A wonderfully spirited and sympathetic new biography...Earle is a worthy successor to the all–time greats of American music.” (Howard Frank Mosher)

“An intimate and intelligent biography of an artist who—like all the greats—ain’t ever satisfied.” (Eric Alterman)

“Meticulously researched and well–written...captures the heart and soul of one of America’s most talented, troubled, and controversial songwriters.” (Charles R. Cross, author of Heavier tha Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain)

“If you love Steve Earle, you’ll buy this book. If not, get it anyway. It’s one helluva story.” (Uncut (UK))

“Shockingly honest.” (Q Magazine)

“A fascinating book...utterly compelling...heartfelt...insightful...and much recommended.” (Time Out London)

“A sensitive and amusing book...the Earle material is particularly entertaining, confessional and full of wicked one-liners.” (Sydney Morning Herald)

“Fascinating reading...a riveting portrait.” (St Louis Playback)

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