Kentucky Traveler

Kentucky Traveler

My Life in Music

Book - 2013
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Celebrating his fortieth year as a professional musician, the musical prodigy and legend who revived modern bluegrass music presents a candid memoir with intimate stories of his successful career and personal revelations.


In Kentucky Traveler, Ricky Skaggs, the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music, gives a warm, honest, one-of-a-kind memoir of forty years in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass, as handed down by Ricky’s mentor Bill Monroe; the Essential Guide to Bedrock Country Songs, a lovingly compiled walk through the songs that have moved Skaggs the most throughout his life; Songs the Lord Taught Us, a primer on Skaggs’s most essential gospel songs; and a bevy of personal snapshots of his musical heroes.

For readers of Johnny Cash’s autobiography, lovers of O Brother Where Art Thou, and fans of country music and bluegrass, Kentucky Traveler is a priceless look at America’s most cherished and vibrant musical tradition through the eyes of someone who has lived it.

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Celebrating his 40th year as a professional musician, the musical prodigy and legend who revived modern bluegrass music presents a heartfelt and candid memoir that is filled with intimate stories of his successful career, personal revelations and inspiration. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York :, It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Description: xii, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations. ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780061917332
Branch Call Number: 782.421642 Ska
Additional Contributors: Dean, Eddie, 1964-


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Feb 24, 2014

naive , childlike fundamentalist view of the world is striking for someone who is so brilliant musically. It was a good read except for the unctuous christian crap.

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