Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

David Wesley Williams

Out of the Shadows of History

Novelist Patricia L. Hudson brings Rebecca Boone, Daniel’s wife, to the fore

Rebecca Boone, wife of the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone, is front and center, fully alive and endlessly compelling, in Patricia L. Hudson’s novel Traces.

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Man of Steel

Buddy Emmons’ name was synonymous with the sound of his beloved steel guitar

Steel guitar player and producer Steve Fishell captures the life of a sublime talent in Buddy Emmons: Steel Guitar Icon.

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Father Knows Best

A Blue Grass Boy’s memoir of life on the road with the great Bill Monroe

Bass player Mark Hembree’s On the Bus with Bill Monroe is a story about life on the road with a legendary musician, a legendarily complex man, and his hard-driving music.

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Storytellers with Loud Guitars

Capturing the Drive-By Truckers on the page

Music journalist Stephen Deusner’s Where the Devil Don’t Stay: Traveling the South with the Drive-By Truckers chronicles an enduring band’s unlikely rise and wild ride.

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Lucille’s Better Half

Blues legend B.B. King gets the royal treatment from biographer Daniel de Visé

Daniel de Visé’s King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King chronicles a life, traces a sound, and tells a story worthy of its iconic subject. Daniel de Visé will discuss the book at the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville on October 5. 

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