Jim McGuire has been taking photographs of musicians since 1972. His images have graced the covers of more than five hundred albums and CDs. He lives and maintains a studio in Nashville, Tennesee.
William R. Ferris is senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and frequently writes and lectures on music.
“This book is a treasure--McGuire's pictures do everything except burst into song.”
“You can almost hear these pictures, can't you?”
Roy Blount Jr.
“One of the best photographic shows you will ever see. . . . This is great stuff. See if, if you possibly can.”
CMT/CMT.com Editorial Director
“At first glance, there seems to be something very quiet and pensive about his black and white images. That's the way it has always been with McGuire's work.
“Yet, as we peer at them, we begin to hear the faint melodies of lives well lived. They are what McGuire has always done best. With his passion for music and for the musician, he makes these men and women come alive before us. And in that silence, they begin to sing and play for us again.”
Author of The Widow of the South
“Looking at McGuire's portraits, we're able to grasp some essence of their creativity, to feel the mark that each has left on the city, and on musical history.”