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Michael Buffalo Smith

Michael Buffalo Smith created GRITZ Magazine in 1998, and was editor for thirteen years during which time he became known as "The Ambassador of Southern Rock." He has written many cover stories, features, and reviews for magazines including Rolling Stone, Goldmine, Hittin' the Note, and Mojo. Smith also writes Southern-based fiction and songs and is the author of Prisoner of Southern Rock: A Memoir.

Books by Michael Buffalo Smith

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Prisoner of Southern Rock: A Memoir
By author: Michael Buffalo Smith   Foreword by: Billy Bob Thornton
Product Code: H847
ISBN: 9780881463811
Product Format: Hardback
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Prisoner of Southern Rock is the unlikely story of one Southern boy’s rise from near poverty to a respected Southern music historian, specializing in the sub-genre known as Southern Rock. The book traces Smith’s journey from his meager beginnings in upstate South Carolina to his work as a musician and journalist during his college years and his destined founding of the Southern rock magazine Gritz following a near-death experience from a chronic bacterial infection. Prisoner of Southern Rock also includes never before seen photographs, quotes from Southern Rock’s finest, and an annotated list of the 100 Defining Moments in the History of Southern Rock.
Rebel Yell: An Oral History of Southern Rock
By author: Michael Buffalo Smith   Foreword by: Alan Walden
Product Code: P490
ISBN: 9780881464955
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Rebel Yell: An Oral History of Southern Rock presents the story of a musical genre born in the backwoods, highways, and swamps of Macon, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, in 1969 and peaking in popularity during the 1970s. This history of Southern rock is told by the musicians, roadies, fans, and recording industry folk who lived it. Drawn from literally hundreds of hours of interviews with the author, the book focuses on the "big four"--The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, and The Charlie Daniels Band--while delving into the careers of other great bands like The Outlaws, Bonnie Bramlett, Cowboy, Wet Willie, and Molly Hatchet. The story is enhanced by the photography of Kirk West, Bill Thames, and others, and includes many never-before-published images. Also included are a series of "Top 20" lists--including the best Southern rock vocalists, guitarists, songs, and more.