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Blue Guitar Highway

Metsa, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0816676429 / ISBN 13: 9780816676422
Published by University of Minnesota Press, 2011
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Title: Blue Guitar Highway

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is a musician’s tale: the story of a boy growing up on the Iron Range, playing his guitar at family gatherings, coming of age in the psychedelic seventies, and honing his craft as a pro in Minneapolis, ground zero of American popular music in the mid-eighties. “There is a drop of blood behind every note I play and every word I write,” Paul Metsa says. And it’s easy to believe, as he conducts us on a musical journey across time and country, navigating switchbacks, detours, dead ends, and providing us the occasional glimpse of the promised land on the blue guitar highway.

His account captures the thrill of the Twin Cities when acts like the Replacements, Husker Dü, and Prince were remaking pop music. It takes us right onto the stages he shared with stars like Billy Bragg, Pete Seeger, and Bruce Springsteen. And it gives us a close-up, dizzying view of the roller-coaster ride that is the professional musician’s life, played out against the polarizing politics and intimate history of the past few decades of American culture. Written with a songwriter’s sense of detail and ear for poetry, Paul Metsa’s book conveys all the sweet absurdity, dry humor, and passion for the language of music that has made his story sing.

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Legendary Minnesota musician and celebrated raconteur, singer–songwriter Paul Metsa has produced and performed on numerous 45s, albums, and compilations. More than 5,000 gigs have taken him across the country and as far afield as Iceland and Siberia. A featured performer at Farm Aid V in Dallas, Texas, the Tribute to Woody Guthrie at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Million Mom March in Washington, D.C., Metsa is a seven-time Minnesota Music Award winner.

David Carr grew up in Hopkins, Minnesota. He currently lives in New Jersey and writes for the New York Times. He is the author of The Night of the Gun.

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