Harold F. Eggers, Jr. (Austin, TX) is a music industry executive of 40 years' experience, who worked with Townes Van Zandt as road manager, business partner, and co-record producer, helping bring the songwriter's unforgettable music to live audiences across Europe and North America over a span of two decades.L. E. McCullough is a native of Speedway, Indiana, and has worked as a journalist, musician, arts administrator, and script and stage writer with 52 books published in fiction, nonfiction, and drama. He is the author of hundreds of articles on music and the music industry. Dr. McCullough holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh.
“Eggers, due to all of those years driving Van Zandt around to shows (and running out of a few with trouble on their tails), is in position to offer a unique perspective on Van Zandt … Provides plenty of insight into various periods of Van Zandt’s touring and recording life, dropping details of unrealized projects such as a Van Zandt/Dylan collaboration, detailing the dark spiral that Van Zandt went into after being dropped by Tomato Records, or providing a solid sense of Van Zandt’s all-day vodka philosophy.”—PopMatters
“The narrative is smoothly written, a stark contrast to the peaks of outlandish behavior and the depths of despair the story chronicles … that must stem from Eggers’s calm, easy to read story-telling, and McCullough’s even hand in the engine room crafting graceful prose no matter what ragged extremes play out on the page.”—Lone Star Literary Life