Crooked River City

Crooked. River. Town. On a hot July day, I am sitting in the front study of Bill's hundred-year-old house, and Bill is sitting at the piano. “How does your opera end?” I ask him. “Tell me about the final scene.” Bill grabs the score, ...

Crooked River City

A pianist, arranger, and composer, William Pursell is a mainstay of the Nashville music scene. He has played jazz in Nashville’s Printer’s Alley with Chet Atkins and Harold Bradley, recorded with Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, performed with the Nashville Symphony, and composed and arranged popular and classical music. Pursell’s career, winding like a crooked river between classical and popular genres, encompasses a striking diversity of musical experiences. A series of key choices sent him down different paths, whether it was reenrolling with the Air Force for a second tour of duty, leaving the prestigious Eastman School of Music to tour with an R&B band, or refusing to sign with the Beatles’ agent Sid Bernstein. The story of his life as a working musician is unlike any other—he is not a country musician nor a popular musician nor a classical musician but, instead, an artist who refused to be limited by traditional categories. Crooked River City is driven by a series of recollections and personal anecdotes Terry Wait Klefstad assembled over a three-year period of interviews with Pursell. His story is one not only of talent, but of dedication and hard work, and of the ins and outs of a working musician in America. This biography fills a crucial gap in Nashville music history for both scholars and music fans.

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Crooked River City
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Terry Wait Klefstad
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-16 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

A pianist, arranger, and composer, William Pursell is a mainstay of the Nashville music scene. He has played jazz in Nashville’s Printer’s Alley with Chet Atkins and Harold Bradley, recorded with Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, performed with the Nashville Symphony, and composed and arranged popular and classical music. Pursell’s
Ochoco National Forest (N.F.), Crooked River National Grassland Vegetation Management/grazing
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Terry Wait Klefstad
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

Books about Ochoco National Forest (N.F.), Crooked River National Grassland Vegetation Management/grazing
Federal Register
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Terry Wait Klefstad
Categories: Delegated legislation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12 - Publisher:

Books about Federal Register
Nez Perce National Forest (N.F.), American and Crooked River Project
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Terry Wait Klefstad
Categories: Delegated legislation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

Books about Nez Perce National Forest (N.F.), American and Crooked River Project
The Cuyahoga
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: Charles Asa Post
Categories: Cuyahoga River (Ohio)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1941* - Publisher:

Books about The Cuyahoga