Senor McGuire, Sam and Ringo

Nashville Portraits by Jim McGuireHere’s a fun YouTube clip we found on Sam Bush’s web site. Those of us of a certain age will get a kick out of seeing a pop icon like Ringo Starr speaking excitedly about artists held in high esteem by fans of acoustic string music – like Sam Bush.

The clip has Ringo extolling the virtues of an upcoming book from noted Nashville photographer Jim McGuire (Senór McGuire as he is known to many), the galleys of which Ringo is thumbing in the video. The traveling exhibit of 60 McGuire photos which Brance posted about last month will be reproduced in book form in the near future.

Nashville Portraits- Legends of Country Music by Jim McGuire is set for an October 1, 2007 release from Lyons Press. All of the photos are reproduced in their original black and white, printed on heavy stock and hardbound.

A great many bluegrass artists who have been the subject of McGuire’s photos are featured, including Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, JD Crowe & The New South, Marty Stuart, John Hartford, B?©la Fleck, Lester Flatt and Vassar Clements.

And now… here’s Ringo.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.