Helen Akitt is a teacher, writer and musician, with a special interest in US popular culture and roots music. She has numerous CD sleeve notes to her credit, including artists as celebrated and diverse as Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Willie Nelson. Her publications have profiled such screen icons as Clint Eastwood and Doris Day, while she has also written about the golden age of the Hollywood Western.
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