9781553658276

Cigar Box Banjo : Notes on Music and Life

  • ISBN 13:

    9781553658276

  • ISBN 10:

    1553658272

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/26/2011
  • Publisher: Greystone Books

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Summary

An award-winning author, musician, and screenwriter, Paul Quarringtonwas diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer in summer 2009. Looking death in the face, he decided to go out singing, throwing everything he had into his work and demonstrating a creative energy that belied his illness. He was recognized with the Matt Cohen Award for his distinguished body of work, performed with his band, Porkbelly Futures, and recorded two new albums. He also finished Cigar Box Banjo, his bestselling and highly regarded memoiroreflections on his music, life, and death. The biographical documentary film Paul Quarrington: Life In Music, following the themes in Cigar Box Banjo, aired in spring 2010 on CTV Bravo.

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