Expansive Bill Frisell biography, Beautiful Dreamer, announced

Bill Frisell performs live
(Image credit: Luciano Viti/Getty)

Faber is due to publish a new biography of Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed The Sound of American Music, by UK music journalist and writer Philip Watson.

Due out May 24, the book tracks Frisell’s continued evolution across a career spanning more than 45 years: from his days at Berklee through to his time as a jazz guitarist in New York’s Downtown scene into the genre-spanning blend of folk and Americana that he tapped-into throughout the '90s and beyond.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.