In November 1998, Lauren St John packed her boots and guitar and went in search of the soul that lies behind Nashville’s surface glitter. Granted unprecedented access to Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Buddy and Julie Miller, Lucinda Williams and numerous others, St John traveled from Wilkesboro, North Carolina to the legendary Troubadour club in Hollywood to write a true insider’s account of the American roots musicians who carry the flame of legends like Hank Williams, Gram Parsons and Robert Johnson.

“Walkin’ After Midnight is for all true keepers of the country flame, lovers of real music, whatever the genre, and anyone who hates Garth Brooks.”

Mike Pattenden, The Times