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From the Publisher...one of the most engaging, revealing, funny and sad books ever written about a Nashville musician.
Tom Piazza unlocks the back door of bluegrass in his three-hundred-and-sixty-degree portrait of Jimmy Martin's tragic genius. Step inside—it's a fascinating, scary world, and you'll never be the same again.
Baptized in the same fire that gave us Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, this reigning King of Bluegrass [Jimmy Martin] is no doubt a charter member of the elite fraternity of southern musicians that helped forge what the world now knows as bluegrass, rockabilly, country, and rock 'n' roll music. ... Time spent with the King of Bluegrass is not for the lily-livered or the faint of heart.
—Marty Stuart, from the Foreword