J.D. Daniels

J.D. Daniels, a frequent contributor to the Paris Review, was born in Kentucky, where he lived for twenty-eight years. His 2017 collection The Correspondence was on British GQ’s list of “62 of the best books to read for men.”

November 21, 2017

A Points South essay from the Kentucky Music Issue. 

The last time I heard Jimmy Raney play was at Bellarmine College in Louisville. To know that a master like Raney had gone deaf was to know that a Rembrandt was burning. He played alone because he could no longer hear well enough to play with others.