Foreword by HP Newquist Introduction 1. Memories in San Marco 2. Guitar Woes 3. Divorce 4. My Beautiful Miami 5. Srdjan 6. Con Ar tists, Miami Style 7. Love Songs in New Canaan 8. Seven Journeys 9. Spiritual Searchings 10. My Father's Passing 11. The Return ... To Canada with Love 12. Canada, My Canada 13. Tea with a Prince 14. On the Road Again 15. Christmas Carols in Palm Beach 16. A Winter Fantasy 17. A Canadian Romance 18. California Revisited 19. No Remedy for Love 20. Accidental Dramas 21. From Royalty to Rockabilly 22. On Tour with Andrew 23. Worlds in Flux 24. Return to England 25. Coda Acknowledgements Selected Lyrics Album Titles and Song Listings: A Selection of the Latest Releases Index
Liona Boyd, known around the world as "The First Lady of the Guitar," has released twenty-eight albums, spanning a wide range of styles, many of which have gone gold and platinum. She has been awarded the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Guitar Gallery of Greats, and won five Juno awards. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida.
While her famous friendships (Prince Philip, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Olivia Newton-John) do fill the room, there are also moments of quiet reflection and longing, as well as the overall feeling of a woman determined to live her best life, wherever that may be. * Beach Metro Community News * As a reporter I met and wrote about some fascinating individuals. Very few of them can match the extraordinary life and career of Liona Boyd and the beautiful way she writes about it. Liona has a thoroughly engaging style of writing and takes the reader through some truly intriguing experiences. * Robert MacBain, journalist and author * Liona's life is one rollicking adventure after another. It's indeed a privilege to follow her on her many splendoured journeys, from page to page. In equal parts refreshing and courageous. * Dan Hill * Your music has touched us all very deeply. You are a national treasure! * David Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario * A master-class in self-confidence. * National Post * Her playing has inspired countless people around the world for whom she has helped evangelize the guitar. This book showcases an unexpected new dimension to Liona Boyd's creativity, and is sure to please both her fans and the uninitiated. * Michael Molenda, Editor-in-Chief of Guitar Player * She may be a classical musician, but Liona Boyd has always had a rock star's social life. * Toronto Sun * Liona Boyd is justifiably famous for her magnificent classical guitar music and original poetic songs. Now in this book, we are able to enjoy her adventurous, romantic, and inspiring life. * Robert Bateman * This book gives the reader many insights into how Liona Boyd had the courage, the determination, and the talent to become a singer and songwriter as well as a world-renowned classical guitarist. * Gordon Lightfoot *