Photographs by Erik Lindahl. Text by Tommy Löfgren. Foreword by Mark Naftalin.
November 1980 four bluesfans from Sweden set out for a journey that turned out to be an adventure if something. The first stop was San Francisco. From there they should continue and visit blues clubs in a large part of USA. The final stop was Chicago, where they arrived the last days of 1980. By that time they had been on the road 38 days.
All four was in one way or the other engaged in Swedish Blues Association and Jefferson magazine, established 1968 and still published by SBA. It is the world´s oldest still active blues journal. The aim was to take pictures and do interviews for the magazine. It was hectic days and nights most of the time.
40 years have passed since this fantastic journey. Now Erik Lindahl has run through his collection of photos and present some of them in this book, titled 44 DAYS ON THE BLUES HIGHWAYS. Tommy Löfgren has, from notes made during the trip and artifacts collected, written texts that accompanies the photos. The text is in English.
Mark Naftalin, who has written the foreword, is an experienced musician, band leader and radio personality, who now live in the Boston area. In the 1960/70´s he was a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and participate on many of the band´s albums. As a member of that band he 2015 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Erik Lindahl and Tommy Löfgren met Mark Naftalin at two of his radio broadcast shows in California, November 1980.
Hard cover. 140 pages. 255 mm x 215 mm.
Price: $ 50 or 45 € (from abroad) inclusive freight and tax