Eddie Huffman, a ninth- or tenth-generation North Carolinian, has been writing about music legends, muscle cars, obscenity trials, moonshiners, Civil War reenactors, and murderous ventriloquist dummies since before Lady Gaga was born. John Prine: In Spite of Himself is the first book he has written on his own. He has contributed to Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Utne Reader, All Music Guide, Goldmine, the Virgin Islands Source, and many other publications.

These days he writes about music regularly for two North Carolina newspapers, the Greensboro News & Record and the Winston-Salem Journal, as well as 1808 magazine. Eddie also writes computer code and is co-author of three computer instruction books and four screenplays.

He is the father of two fine young men, Sam and Rhett, the latter a professional musician in Atlanta. Eddie is an avid rail-trail rider, disc golfer, semi-professional photographer and videographer, and an occasional movie extra. He ate lunch with James Brown on Valentine’s Day and interviewed Marty Stuart while riding down I-85 in Ernest Tubb’s old tour bus. He once accused Rick Danko of using evasive interview techniques learned from Bob Dylan. (A gamble that paid off.) Eddie lives in Burlington, North Carolina.

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