On November 9, Wishbone Ash guitarist Andy Powell will release his autobiography Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior through Jawbone Press.
Powell was in the original lineup of Wishbone Ash when it formed in 1969 with Martin Turner, Steve Upton and Ted Turner and has remained a member for the last 46 years. He is the only original member still with the band, being the one constant through numerous lineup changes and general instability.
Watching the birth of rock 'n' roll in the 50's; stepping into the swinging 60's mod scene as a teenager; touring the States with The Who; selling hundreds of thousands of copies of Argus; being managed by industry legend Miles Copeland; outliving punk and moving to America; battling former bandmates over the right to use the name Wishbone Ash, and fighting to keep that name alive through changing tastes and styles—Andy Powell has been there, done it, and seen it all. And he’s still doing it today.Powell wrote the book with Colin Harper who is a veteran of a number of other musician bios including Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch And The British Folk And Blues Revival (2000), Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, The 60s, And The Emerald Beyond (2014), and The Wheels Of The World: 300 Years Of Irish Uilleann Pipers (2015).
Wishbone Ash have released twenty-four studio albums including such classics as Pilgrimage (1971) and Argus (1972). Their latest is 2014's Blue Horizon.