Saturday, May 21, 2016



DaCapo Press, 2016

Along with Joe Boyd's White Bicycles
Hoskyns Small Town Talk
is one of the few enthralling books
on the subject of 60s popular music
from a small town like no other
and its cast of characters.
Hoskyns hits his stride from one
legendary pivot to the other: Albert Grossman,
Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin, various music
studios, producers, hometown local folkies
at the time Maria Muldaur, Jim Rooney, John Herald,
the drifters in and out like Jesse Winchester, Karen Dalton and Paul Butterfield
plus the diehard comments when needed by Ed Sanders.
You want a book that comes in and takes off its coat,
kicks off its boots, rolls up its sleeves and knows how to visit.
Here's the book.