70 different articles exist between these two volumes. Many artists you know and some you don’t. The scope is wide; the shadow long. I believe all these luminaries should be explored; and that served as the reason I wrote about them in the first place. It’s interesting to see where they are now. Artists—or anyone for that matter—should be appreciated when they are alive. But, no one knows how much time they have on earth.
“James Calemine knows his way around the South, around the region’s music and musicians and authors and books, its food and its feel. And so much more, and you can feel it on every page of Insured Beyond The Grave, which shines light into the dark corners of famous musicians like the Black Crowes and Steve Cropper as well as underappreciated genius writers like Harry Crews and Stanley Booth. Great stuff on every page.”
—Alan Paul, New York Times best-selling author of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.