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Rabbit’s Blues: The Life And Music Of Johnny Hodges: The Coming of Bird

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August 30, 2019

Legendary saxophone player Johnny Hodges is the subject of a comprehensive new biography. This excerpt addresses the changing times of the mid-1940s and the arrival of an innovative but divisive new player, Charlie Parker.

25 Years Of Grace: Christopher Dowd On His Friend Jeff Buckley

To celebrate today’s 25th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s masterpiece Grace, we are proud to present you with a chapter from the forthcoming deluxe coffee table book 25 Years Of Grace. in this selection, Christopher Dowd talks about his friend and roommate Jeff, offering a touching and intimate look at the young man before he became a mythological, doomed soul.

The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard: Cody Canada on Ray Wylie Hubbard

Many in the Texas Music scene consider Ray Wylie Hubbard to be a cornerstone of Texas music. A new book examines his legacy, and in this selection former Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman Cody Canada discusses the legacy of his mentor and friend.

Juggalo Country: The Four Cornerstones of Juggalo Attraction

Writer Craven Rock delved into the underground society of Insane Clown Posse fans known as Juggalos. In this excerpt, you’ll learn of what leads a listener to want to take up the Juggalo life.

Weeds Like Us: Janiva Magness At A Precipice

Weeds Like Us: A Memoir is the tale of a young woman who survived a most decidedly tragic and unhappy childhood and self-destructive young adulthood, and who has since become an internationally acclaimed and well-respected Blues musician. This excerpt finds her at nineteen years of age, straddling the life between self-destruction and self-awareness.

No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs: Joel Gion’s Craziest Gig Experience

We are quite pleased to give you an exclusive first look into music journalist Drew Fortune’s forthcoming book, No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs.