by William McKeen (Goodreads Author)
Long-distance father William McKeen watched his son grow up during summers, holidays, and long weekends. Now, with Graham in college, the two take a summer road trip down Highway 61, the legendary road of the blues, from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico. In cheap motels and smoky bars, with obscure bluesmen and barnstorming guitar heroes, they discover how the hig...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 17th 2003 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published March 2003)
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Journalism/English (I forgot) professor William McKeen turns excursionist in a road trip he takes with his college-aged son. It centers around their mutual love for music, more specifically blues, and Bob Dylan's poetic wax. The idea was to start in Thunder Bay, Ontario and end in New Orleans traversing the entire length of Highway 61, made famous in song by Dylan himself. Along the way they pass through Hibbing, Minnesota, boyhood home of Bob Dylan, several Mississippi River towns and a barrage...more
Author of Mile Marker Zero, Outlaw Journalist, Highway 61, Rock and Roll is Here to Stay and several other books, William McKeen teaches at Boston University and chairs its department of journalism. He lives on the rocky coast of Cohasset, Massachusetts.More about William McKeen...