Way Down That Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson In Toronto, 1965-1970
Way Down That Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970
Part biographical study, part social history, Way Down That Lonesome Road follows musician Lonnie Johnson from the generous welcome that he received from Toronto s critics on his arrival and the successes and failures that followed, to the automobile accident that left him hospitalized for a year and the final, fleeting appearances of a comeback cut short by his death. Johnson s years in Toronto were the happiest of times and the hardest, a Dickensian sort of paradox, albeit in a tale of just one city. This is that tale; here is that city.
About the Author
Mark Miller has been a writer journalist, critic, author, historian and photographer in the field of music, specifically jazz, for more than thirty-five years. He is the author of ten books, and served from 1978 to 2005 as the jazz columnist for Canada s National Newspaper, the Globe & Mail. He has also written for Coda Magazine, Down Beat, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, Saturday Night, and several other popular and scholarly publications. Miller has been described as the dean of Canadian...