A Heartbeat and a Guitar : Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears
Johnny Cash - Book - by Antonino D'Ambrosio
Heartbeat and a Guitar tells of the collaboration of two distinct yet
connected musicians- iconoclast Johnny Cash and pioneering folk artist
Peter La Farge- Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian , the album
that influenced the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. In this
intimate portrayal of the two musicians, D'Ambrosio interviewed
surviving members of Cash's band, his producers, and admirers Pete
Seeger and Kris Kristofferson. He renders a dramatic picture of both an
era of radical protest and the making of one of the most controversial
and enduring works of political pop art of the 1960s.
A Heartbeat and a Guitar is the inspiration for the new album Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears revisited" featuring a collective of top Americana artists including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, and Kris Kristofferson.