Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle by Lauren St JohnHardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle by Lauren St John

Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle

byLauren St John

Paperback | January 20, 2004

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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.

Lauren St. John is the author ofWalkin’ After Midnight: A Journey To The Heart Of Nashville,a biography about Steve Earle, and four other biographies. She writes regularly forThe Sunday TimesandThe Independent. She lives in London, England.
Title:Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve EarleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.04 inPublished:January 20, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007161255

ISBN - 13:9780007161256


Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Find out about Steve Earle's wives, his personality, past drug abuse, childhood, everything and more. Nothing is held back. He really lived a wild and crazy life long before he had any fame or recognition in the music industry. Find out who his songs are about, there is so much in this book, I can't wait to read his memoir! If you are a fan of his son Justin Townes Earle you'll get to see photos of his mother and of him as a baby, plus his thoughts on his dad.
Date published: 2017-03-04

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“Fascinating reading...a riveting portrait.”