Rhapsody in Black is the newest book from author and musician John Kruth. He has previously written biographies of singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt and Jazz Legend Roland Kirk. He recently took a few minutes to talk about the process of writing with me.
My new book, All I Can Do is Write About it: One Boy’s Journey Through Music with Lynyrd Skynyrd, is now available on Amazon!
If you pick it up, let me know what you think!
Wednesday, June 5th was a historic day for fans of Johnny Cash, marking the launch of the Johnny Cash Forever stamp. To commemorate the event the Cash family and the United States Postal Service held a launch ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium. Now, generally I avoid Nashville, particularly downtown, anywhere close to CMA week, but this seemed like a once in a lifetime-type of deal, so I decided to pack up the family and see it for ourselves.
My first book, All I Can Do Is Write About It, is coming out this week! It is part memoir, part music journalism and all me. The story it tells is the one of how I got to be the music fan I am and of the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, that got me there. But it isn’t just my first book, it was my catalyst.
Dave Rose runs Deep South Entertainment where over the years he helped guide the careers of artists such as Michael Sweet (Stryper) and Bruce Hornsby. Earlier this year he added author to his resume with Everything I Know About The Music Business I Learned From My Cousin Rick. In the book Rose tells prospective artists everything they need to know to succeed in the music business. This was Rose’s first book and he took some time to talk a little about the experience of writing it. Continue reading
I was always one of those people who said, “By the time I’m 30, I want to have written a book.” There’s a lot of get into in that simple statement, but for right now the takeaway is that I will be 42 soon and my first book will be out in June. And then my second will be out in 2014. And possibly my third. Timing is everything. There are three things to keep in mind if you are a writer that I hadn’t learned by the time I was 30.