Gray is the author of the biography of Georgia's
greatest bluesman, Blind Willie McTell.
MY TRAVELIN' SHOES: In Search of Blind Willie McTell
(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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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.
The price is US$26.95".
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a new series of talks by Michael Gray in the USA:
Willie McTell: A British Writer in Georgia"
Michael Gray on Blind Willie McTell on YouTube
Check out Michael's essays:
Ghost Trains of the Mississippi
Introduction to Bob Dylan's use of Pre-war Blues
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