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'HAND ME MY TRAVELIN' SHOES:
In Search of Blind Willie McTell'
by Michael Gray

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Michael Gray is the author of the biography of Georgia's greatest bluesman, Blind Willie McTell.

HAND ME MY TRAVELIN' SHOES: In Search of Blind Willie McTell
available from
Bloomsbury, London.
(ISBN: 0 7475 6560 0; ISBN-13: 978-0747565604.) 448 pages. 
Hardback 1st Edition.  Retail price: 25.

 
In this personal and moving odyssey into a lost world of early blues music, a vulnerable black population and more, Gray peels back the many layers of a tragic, occasionally shocking but ultimately uplifting story, giving us an intimate portrait of a remarkable man and showing how his life connects to the tumultuous sweep of history. Getting the story is part of the story itself, and Gray's quest for facts and details suggests that perhaps little has changed in the Deep South even today. Part biography, part travelogue, part social history, this is an atmospheric, unforgettable tale.

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UK Paperback. Edition

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ISBN: 9780747565611 448 pages. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US HARDBACK OF "TRAVELIN' SHOES"

A North American edition of Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell is now available in hardback, from Chicago Review Press / A Cappella. The cover design for this edition is shown here.
The ISBN is 9781556529757.
448 pages.
The price is US$26.95".

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Check out a new series of talks by Michael Gray in the USA:
 
"Searching for Willie McTell: A British Writer in Georgia"              

Check out Michael Gray on Blind Willie McTell on YouTube

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Check out Michael's essays:
Ghost Trains of the Mississippi
An Introduction to Bob Dylan's use of Pre-war Blues

www.michaelgray.net

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