This memoir by singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy chronicles his unusual, and quite prolific career as a once critically-acclaimed and industry-hyped wunderkind whose music did not take the marketplace by storm. While most artists would have thrown in the towel, Murphy instead went where his music was appreciated—Europe, particularly France, where he now lives. The artist's anecdotes are vivid and will strike a chord in rising music-makers today who are looking for some wit and wisdom to guide their path. Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen and many others populate this compelling read by an under-appreciated artist.
By Elliott Murphy