Mister Satan's Apprentice - A Blues Memoir

Author(s): Adam Gussow

Music, Film, Television

"Mister Satan's Apprenticeis a rare musical history because, not only can Gussow play, but he can also write. The writing is good enough to bring the music to life." --The Philadelphia Inquirer Mister Satan's Apprenticeis a lyrical and heartfelt account of a remarkable friendship born out of  blues music.  For Adam Gussow playing blues harmonica is an escape.  And one evening while still reeling from a recent breakup, he meets Nat Riddles, a self-described "harmonica-man for all occasions" who recognizes in Adam a kindred musical spirit, offering him an entrée into the blues scene. When Nat flees the city after surviving a near-fatal shooting, Adam turns to a philosophical Mississippi native known as Mister Satan, a brilliant Harlem street musician who plays guitar and percussion simultaneously. What begins as an apprenticeship evolves into a unique collaboration, one that not only wins the performing duo critical acclaim, but also demonstrates their ability to transcend generational and cultural divides.  At once a remarkable coming of age story and a fascinating tale of the redemptive nature of the blues,Mister Satan's Apprenticeis also the story of how two muscians form a unique friendship based on a shared love of the blues.

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General Fields

  • : 9780816667758
  • : University of Minnesota Press
  • : University of Minnesota Press
  • : November 2009
  • : 1.3 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.5 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 781.643092 B
  • : 781.643092 B
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 408
  • : 408
  • : Adam Gussow
  • : Adam Gussow