“Exotic venues, sold-out concerts, and the companionship of the world’s most powerful people have given Liona Boyd a lifestyle few will ever experience.
The internationally acclaimed classical guitarist has crossed numerous boundries, both musically and romantically. Whether working with such classical greats as Alexandre Lagoya or with such folk legends as Gordon Lightfoot she has always made music – and lived her life – in her own key.
In this colorful memoir she serves up a rich and fascinating mix: childhood with her progressive parents in England, Canada and Mexico; intense and exacting music studies in Toronto and Europe; down-and-out years in London and Paris; drug experimentation in a Mexican artists colony; and whirlwind trips around the globe to eminent concert stages.
And who can forget her friendship with Canada’s prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau? Here, for the first time, Liona tells the full story behind that relationship.
It all makes for a rousing, fiesty, passionate tale, as compelling and entrancing as the music of her Ramirez guitar.” Don Bastian, Stoddart Publishing