Dec 5, 2012 — In his new book, the guitarist, singer and songwriter shares stories from life growing up in a musical household and talks about collaborating and sharing the stage with the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and Paul McCartney.
Jun 5, 2012 — The venerable guitarist is one of the most influential blues musicians in the world. In his memoir, When I Left Home, Guy describes what he calls his second birthday: the day he left his home of Louisiana for Chicago, blues capital of the world.
Dec 28, 2011 — The NPR Music staff presents 12 titles that range from the art of album covers to disco to Def Jam to metal to MTV. This year, our favorite music reads were mostly revealing biographies and wide-spanning analyses.
Aug 18, 2007 — As a young guitarist studying at the New England Conservatory, Glenn Kurtz dreamed of being a concert guitarist. But he eventually abandoned his instrument in frustration. Years later, he picked it up again and started practicing, a process that he found became its own reward. He shares his story in Practicing.
May 29, 2005 — Tim Brookes, who occasionally contributes essays to NPR, is also a passionate and talented guitar player. He has just published Guitar: An American Life, which he describes as part history and part love song. He talks about what he learned in working on the book.