This interesting blog item by Happy Traum was posted way back in January but came to my attention only yesterday. It's always gratifying when a book influences a bona fide musician, and Happy Traum is certainly one. His post can be found here.
WELCOME TO BLOGGING ABOUT A BOOK ABOUT BLIND WILLIE McTELL..AND BLOGGING ABOUT PRE-WAR BLUES IN GENERAL..
HAND ME MY TRAVELIN' SHOES: In Search of Blind Willie McTell, by Michael Gray
North American hardback published September 2009 by Chicago Review Press. 448 pages. US$26.95. ISBN: 9781556529757.
London: Bloomsbury, July 2nd, 2007. Hardback 1st edition. ISBN: 0 7475 6560 0; ISBN-13: 978-0747565604. £25. The first UK paperback edition was published on October 6, 2008. £9.99. ISBN: 9780747565611.