A few weeks ago, I had the unusual opportunity of re-walking through several years of musical experiences in the ‘60s and ‘70s by reading Jon Taplin’s new book, The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life. As a tour manager for Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones,[…]
A Tale of Two States Darryl Holter Book Review Darryl Holter Book Review | Los Angeles Review of Books TWO STATES, two directions, two futures. Dan Kaufman, author of The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics, and Manuel Pastor, author[…]
“I’ll Take You to a Place Called Italian Hall”: On Daniel Wolff’s “Grown-Up Anger” and the Calumet Massacre of 1913 Darryl Holter Book Review Darryl Holter Book Review | Los Angeles Review of Books A LABOR STRIKE and a heart-wrenching tragedy in 1913, Woody Guthrie at a hootenanny in a[…]
From 30 Rock to Capitol Hill: On “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate” Book Review by Darryl Holter Darryl Holter | Los Angeles Review of Books I NEVER READ BOOKS written by politicians. No, let me take that back. I read Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy in junior[…]
Loyalty Down: Rick Wartzman Discusses How Business Leaders Betrayed the American Workforce Rick Wartzman Interviewed by Darryl Holter Darryl Holter | Capital & Main The premise of Rick Wartzman’s new book is a provocative one—that the long, painful decline of the American middle class can be traced in large part[…]
Darryl Holter grew up playing the guitar and singing country and rock and roll songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His current brand of Americana music draws from country, blues and folk traditions and often tells stories about people, places and events.
Besides his music, Holter has worked as an academic, a labor leader, an urban revitalization planner, and an entrepreneur. Darryl Holter is also a historian who has written on Woody Guthrie and a contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books.