About

A nationally known voice on popular culture, Lloyd Sachs has written about pop music and jazz for many publications, including Rolling Stone, the Washington PostDownBeat, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, No Depression (where he was senior editor), Chicago magazine and JazzTimes. Based in Chicago, he regularly reviews crime fiction for the Chicago Tribune and fiction for Kirkus Reviews. A longtime music columnist and award-winning editorial writer at the Chicago Sun-Times , he wrote the “Hot Type” columnist for the Reader and was the voice of “Sachs and the Cinema” on WXRT and co-host of the jazz program “Writers Bloc” on WNUR. He’s the author of American Country: Bluegrass, Honky Tonk and Crossover Sounds, a book for the scholastic set (Twenty-First Century Books, 2012), and T Bone Burnett: A Life in Pursuit (University of Texas Press, October 2016).

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