We are taking pre-orders for the new book Small Hours: The Long Night of John Ma…
Written by News Bot on June 11, 2020
We are taking pre-orders for the new book Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn. An intimate, unflinching biography of one of the great maverick artists. Though Martyn never had a hit single, his extraordinary voice, innovative guitar playing and profoundly soulful songs secured his status as a much admired pioneer.
Covered by Eric Clapton, revered by Lee Scratch Perry, produced by Phil Collins, Martyn influenced several generations of musicians, but beneath the songs lay a complicated and volatile personality. He lived his life the same way he made music: improvising as he went; scattering brilliance, beauty, rage and destruction in his wake.
Drawing on almost 100 new interviews, Small Hours is a raw and utterly gripping account of sixty years of daredevil creativity, soaring highs and sometimes unconscionable lows. https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/…/small-hours-the-long-nig…/