Dwight Yoakam A Thousand Miles from Nowhere From his formative years playing pure hardcore honky tonk for mid s Los Angeles punk rockers through his subsequent surge to the top of the country charts Dwight Yoakam has enjoyed a singular care

  • Title: Dwight Yoakam: A Thousand Miles from Nowhere
  • Author: Don McLeese
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • From his formative years playing pure, hardcore honky tonk for mid 80s Los Angeles punk rockers through his subsequent surge to the top of the country charts, Dwight Yoakam has enjoyed a singular career An electrifying live performer, superb writer, and virtuosic vocalist, he has successfully bridged two musical worlds that usually have little use for each other commercFrom his formative years playing pure, hardcore honky tonk for mid 80s Los Angeles punk rockers through his subsequent surge to the top of the country charts, Dwight Yoakam has enjoyed a singular career An electrifying live performer, superb writer, and virtuosic vocalist, he has successfully bridged two musical worlds that usually have little use for each other commercial country and its alternative Americana roots rocking counterpart Defying the label too country for rock, too rock for country, Yoakam has triumphed while many of his peers have had to settle for cult acceptance Four decades into his career, he has sold than 25 million records and continues to tour regularly, with an extremely loyal fan base.In Dwight Yoakam, award winning music journalist Don McLeese offers the first musical biography of this acclaimed artist Tracing the seemingly disparate influences in Yoakam s music, McLeese shows how he has combined rock and roll, rockabilly, country, blues, and gospel into a seamless whole In particular, McLeese explores the essential issue of authenticity and how it applies to Yoakam, as well as to country music and popular culture in general Drawing on wide ranging interviews with Yoakam and his management, while also benefitting from the perspectives of others closely associated with his musical success including producer guitarist Pete Anderson, Yoakam s partner throughout his most popular and creative decades , Dwight Yoakam pays tribute to the musician who has established himself as a visionary beyond time, an artist who could title an album Tomorrow s Sounds Today and deliver it.

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    1. First and foremost, I am a fan of rock 'n' roll in the general sense. Old, new, doesn't matter. If I like it, I like it. Dwight Yoakam has been one of my favorites since I was a kid and first heard "Fast As You" and his cover of "Suspicious Minds." Country music for the most part is not my thing, meaning top 40. You know, the "my girl left me for a truck" songs or whatever those assholes sing about. I like country music more along the lines of Sturgill Simpson, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, and Ryan [...]

    2. There were many great quotes right off the beginning such as, "This meant male critics felt compelled to make some reference, usually disparaging his skintight jeans and twitching butt, which he turned to the audience too often for the comfort of some" (The 'some' would not be this girl!) or, "Dwight's mind is more analytical, even philosophical, as he frequently seems to be heading down five different speculative highways at ninety miles per hour".That being said, this book fizzles like a cheap [...]

    3. For such an interesting subject (Dwight Yoakam) the author writes this book like a due at the last second research paper. The books is primarily more about the music business than what makes Dwightwell Dwight. Any long time fans (yes, I remember the Babylonian Cowboys) there's not any new real insight or information. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled to pieces to see a book being published about Dwight.

    4. Good read. I like books that skip the dirt and concentrate on the music. That said, I wish it waslonger. Dwight's musical legacy is quite impressive and genuinely ignored which is a crime. Hopefully this is the beginning of a critical appraisal of his art.

    5. I like reading about Dwight Yoakam, a cool cat daddy who made some great country records during the genre's dark ages (this book dubs it the "Garth Era"; you could also call it "my misspent Texas childhood"). But compared to "The Running Kind," David Cantwell's excellent Merle Haggard book which is also part of the University of Texas's "American Music" imprint (and shares this book's beautiful design), "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" is a little lacking. It purports to be a critical study of Yo [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book. I don't read a lot of celebrity or fan biography - but I wouldn't call this book a "fan biography" at all. I only came upon it by chance, and picked it up. I liked Dwight Yoakam's music back in the 80's and 90's but never really focused on him. I eventually had a couple of his CDs. I did always wonder how he managed to make "Honky Tonk Man" with such a driving gotta dance pounding beat and yet keep the original honky tonk feel for the song. I also have never be able t [...]

    7. This was an amazing and highly focused biography of Dwight Yoakam's musical life and career. It had, as it promised, absolutely nothing on Sharon Stone's comparison of a dirt sandwich, and I appreciated that immensely. The book focused on his music, and while it does have several chapter on his life before his career, it's all essential to understanding his background, which led to his influences in music. It goes all the way from his childhood in kentucky and ohio (which would later influence a [...]

    8. I have never been a fan of Dwight Yoakam, but after listening to Population:me, I decided to give this book a read. I was not disappointed.I thought the author did an excellent job of portraying Yoakam's uniqueness in the country music industry, as well as his uniqueness and intelligence as a person. Yoakam marched to the beat of his own drum and sometimes that worked out well within the realm of the country music industry and sometimes it didn't.As with many stars, they burn bright for awhile a [...]

    9. This is in the wrong format. It's a book that is specifically about Dwight's music, not his life, relationships or thought processes. Consequently, as you read the book, you read about the music that he's recorded which is fine and, potentially, interesting. I'm not very familiar with his music, so the words meant little to me. Clearly, Dwight's career has ebbed. So, why not do the smart thing? Make this an e-book with links to all the music so that instead of reading words, you can listen to th [...]

    10. I read this book as a fan and found it informative and enjoyable. It felt a little bit like a long magazine article, but when the magazine that comes to mind is No Depression, well, I don't see much to complain about. I came away with a better understanding of Yoakam as a artist and a musician - and with a need to put his recordings back into heavy rotation.

    11. Thin and repetitive analysis of Dwight Yoakam's music that seems to be based on one interview with Dwight, a couple interviews with Pete Anderson and a long talk with Dave Alvin. A valiant effort, but not quite enough meat on the bones.

    12. Not a bad read. Wish it had more about his personal life, but this was strickly his music. I knew a lot of this already, but a good start. Wish someone would take this book and insert chapters regarding touring or more interview material on Dwight.

    13. Reads like a lengthy magazine bio. Interesting, if you are a fan of him or that rockabilly genre. I was hoping for a little personal info on him but the biographer obviously left out all info about his personal life. I do love Dwight.

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