Spotlight Conversations

The Michael Elliott interview

September 15, 2021 Donna Reed Episode 59
Spotlight Conversations
The Michael Elliott interview
Show Notes

Studio session is all about the biography 'Have A Little Faith: The John Hiatt Story', and author Michael Elliott talks about researching and writing about the singer-songwriter's success and substance abuse; along with Hiatt's resilience and eventual recovery. Michael discusses his early days in radio; how working around music eventually brought him success in writing for online music magazines such as No Depression, Pop Matters and Albumism; and what it was like researching for his book with legendary Nashville artists Bill Lloyd and The Long Players. He also tells the true story of how he asked for - and received - a forward for his book from Elvis Costello; being a part of a writing panel at AmericanaFest with fellow music writers Holly George Warren and Marshall Chapman; plus how a book he read by The Who guitarist Pete Townshend inspired Michael to write his first book. Pull up a chair and join us in the studio for this special interview!