Blind Owl Blues: The Mysterious Life And Death Of Blues Legend Alan Wilson
- Publish Date: 2013-03-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Rebecca Davis
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This is the long-awaited story of Alan Wilson, musical genius and co-founder of Canned Heat. Biographer Rebecca Davis journeys through his artistic innovations, tormented personal life, obsessive love of nature, and mysterious death. A key figure in the 1960s blues revival , Wilson participated in the rediscovery of Son House, and wrote scholarly analyses of House and Robert Pete Williams. He went on to co-found pioneering blues-rock band Canned Heat, becoming an unlikely rock star. Known as Blind Owl , he was responsible for the hit songs Going Up the Country and On the Road Again .