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  • Published: 29 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241965375
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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American Interior

The quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America




A psychedelic historical travelogue from Welsh pop legend Gruff Rhys

In 1792, John Evans, a twenty-two-year-old farmhand from Snowdonia, Wales, travelled to America to discover whether there was indeed, as widely believed, a tribe of Welsh-speaking native Americans still walking the great plains.

In 2012, Gruff Rhys set out on an 'investigative concert tour' in the footsteps of John Evans, with concerts in New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St Louis, North Dakota and more.

American Interior is the story of these journeys. It is also an exploration of how wild fantasies interact with hard history and how myth-making can inspire humans to partake in crazy, vain pursuits of glory, including exploration, war and the creative arts.

  • Published: 29 May 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241965375
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

About the author

Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys is known around the world for his work as a solo artist as  well as singer and songwriter with Super Furry Animals and Neon Neon,  and for his collaborations with Gorillaz, Mogwai, Dangermouse and  Sparklehorse amongst others. The latest album by Neon Neon, Praxis  Makes Perfect, based on the life of radical Italian publisher Giangiacomo  Feltrinelli, was recently performed as an immersive live concert with  National Theatre Wales.

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