Lift Off the Roof

Harmonica Blues Poems

Steve Luxton

$19.95

Well-known for his poetry, Steve Luxton also plays the harmonica. By listening to blues greats like Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Paul Butterfield and others, he learned to bend a note and wail. For years, his poetry and the blues have conducted a fervent love affair, undercover. No longer! In Lift off the Roof, the poet verbally celebrates and explores a musical passion, creating a powerful and funky literary tribute to the harmonica and the blues

In Lift off the Roof, poet and life-long harmonica player Steve Luxton becomes a dream-busker, serving up the warbling, wailing, heartbroken, squealing, swoop-cruising soul of his chosen instrument – a real tin sandwich treat. By turns conversational, reminiscent, elegiac, panegyrical, Luxton’s verbal mastery will blow your lid right off!

—Brian Campbell, author of Shimmer Report

This collection is indeed a suitable companion to Kerouac's Mexico City Blues!

—Andrew MacDonald, composer and guitarist

 

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