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Small Town Talk – Out Today!

February 18, 2016 | by Faber Social

Tags: barney hoskyns, bob dylan, small town talk, van morrison

We’re proud to publish today Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock by Barney Hoskyns, which is available to buy here.

Some of the nice things being said about the book…

“In this engaging book, [Hoskyns] delves deep … to unveil a place that could be paradise or prison, depending on your state of mind… The dark side of Woodstock has long been part of its legacy, but Hoskyns isn’t in search of murky secrets. Rather, he sets out to explain its influence via the remarkable music made there.” – The Sunday Times

“Hoskyns offers a pitch perfect East Coast corollary to his classic tome on the Laurel Canyon scene, Hotel California…” – 4**** Mojo

“Hoskyns scrapes away the myths to reveal the harder truths: of magnificent music created amid hard drugs, bent business deals, gossip, claustrophobia and bed-hopping.” – 4**** The Mail on Sunday

“An absorbing account, packed full of anecdotes, from an author who is able to separate the truth from the myths…” – The Crack

Forthcoming Appearances 

March 3rd – Rough Trade East – Launch Party featuring live music from Graham Parker and Sid Griffin. Details here.

March 11th – Aye Write Festival, Glasgow. Details here.

And finally…

If that wasn’t enough, Barney has put together a playlist to take you directly to Woodstock while reading the book. Enjoy!