"He's a poet, he's a picker, he's a prophet and he's a pusher. He's a pilgrim and a preacher and a problem when he's stoned. He's a walking contradiction, partly truth, mostly fiction. Taking every wrong direction on that lonely road back home."-Kris Kristofferson, (The Pilgrim: Chapter 33)
When Kris Kristofferson wrote these words about country music legend Guy Terrifico in 1971, Guy was at the zenith of his career. What seemed like moments later, in a blaze of whiskey, pills, canceled shows and gun shots, his career was over and so "allegedly" was his life. One of the brightest stars of `70's country-rock left behind only fond memories and outrageous stories. At least so everyone thought until something truly weird happened; 30 years after his "death", a new Guy Terrifico album is released. Naturally this has raised some questions because, as Merle Haggard observes, "It's real hard to sing when you're dead."