Gamble Rogers: A Troubadour's Life

Gamble Rogers: A Troubadour's Life

by Bruce Horovitz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813056944
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 517,860
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Bruce Horovitz is an award-winning journalist and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the nonprofit and business communities of Jacksonville, Florida.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Prologue 1

Introduction 3

I My Father Was a Voyager 9

II Tales of a Misspent Youth 17

III Oklawaha County Laissez-Faire 73

IV Troubadour Emeritus 151

Epilogue 185

Acknowledgments 189

Gamble Rogers Discography 191

Appendix A Tributes 193

Appendix B A Taste of Gamble Rogers's Stories 199

Notes 203

Index 223

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From the Publisher

"It was lovely to be in a radio control room watching Gamble Rogers record music and talk segments. He always sent a smile right through the glass."—Noah Adams, former cohost, NPR's All Things Considered

"A work of profound insight, hypnotic storytelling, and poetic style. It is the story of one artist's commitment to his craft and passion but also a glimpse into a creative, alternative America. It offers indispensable clues into the mysteries of Rogers's life, his art and all art, and the indefinable spirit of his country."—David Masciotra, author of Mellencamp: American Troubadour

"The music, magic, rapture, courage, compassion, and humor: Horovitz tells the whole story of Florida's greatest troubadour."—Bob Patterson, author of Forgotten Tales of Florida

"A book like this should have been written long ago. Horovitz shows why Florida's greatest troubadour remains so revered more than a quarter century after his untimely and tragic passing."—Bob Kealing, author of Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida

"Preserves the legacy of Gamble Rogers. An important addition to the chronicles of folk music in the United States."—Diane Diekman, author of Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story

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