Award winning songwriter, musician, author, playwright, poet, visual artist, and Appalachian Renaissance man Billy Edd Wheeler is best known for penning Jackson, which was popularized by Johnny Cash and June Carter with their Grammy winning recording from 1967 In addition to his own albums and singles as a highly regarded singer songwriter including the Top 5 hit, Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back , Billy Edd has penned numerous songs for artists such as Elvis Presley, Judy Collins, The Kingston Trio, Neil Young, and Kenny Rogers Wheelers memoir is populated by a fascinating cast of characters which he encountered on his journey Songwriting changed his life, bringing him a long lasting career that saw the birth of classic tunes such as The Reverend Mr Black, High Flyin Bird, The Coming of the Roads, Its Midnight, Coal Tattoo, and others Peppered with the folksy wisdom of his beloved Appalachia, Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout is like pulling a chair up next to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer by a warm fire you wont want to leave....
|Title||:||Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout: A Hillbilly Poet's Journey From Appalachia to Yale to Writing Hits for Elvis, Johnny Cash & More|
|Publisher||:||BMG Books April 3, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||250 pages|
|File Size||:||976 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout: A Hillbilly Poet's Journey From Appalachia to Yale to Writing Hits for Elvis, Johnny Cash & More Reviews
Billy Edd Wheeler grew up poor and fatherless in pretty much nowhere, West Virginia in the coalfields of the southwestern part of the state. When you read this book you will understand why I say nowhere. This memoir describes his lifelong journey, starting with his escape from an abusive stepfather and a longing for opportunities for success.
As a native West Virginian and a fellow "hillbilly", it was a great pleasure to read Billy Edd Wheeler's memoirs. Reading about his journey to becoming a successful songwriter, poet, artist, playwright and author was very interesting.It was written in typical home-spun, coal country, Billy Edd style, and was very entertaining and contained lots of humorous stories about his life and times.
Really enjoyed this memoir of one of the quiet giants of folk and country music, not to mention his talent as a playwright and poet. An inspiring story, indeed, of a man from humble beginnings to music and literary success.