New Jas Obrecht book

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October 7, 2016 at 9:21 am Quote #54365


Talking Guitar: Conversations with Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music Hardcover – May 8, 2017
by Jas Obrecht (Author)

In this lively collection of interviews, storied music writer Jas Obrecht presents a celebration of the world’s most popular instrument as seen through the words, lives, and artistry of some of its most beloved players. Readers will read–and hear–accounts of the first guitarists on record, pioneering bluesmen, gospel greats, jazz innovators, country pickers, rocking rebels, psychedelic shape-shifters, singer-songwriters, and other movers and shakers. In their own words, these guitar players reveal how they found their inspirations, mastered their instruments, crafted classic songs, and created enduring solos. Also included is a CD of never-before-heard moments from Obrecht’s insightful interviews with these guitar greats.

Highlights include Nick Lucas’s recollections of waxing the first noteworthy guitar records; Ry Cooder’s exploration of prewar blues musicians; Carole Kaye and Ricky Nelson on the early years of rock and roll; Stevie Ray Vaughan on Jimi Hendrix; Gregg Allman on his brother, Duane Allman; Carlos Santana and Pops Staples on spirituality in music; Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, and Tom Petty on songwriting and creativity; Early interviews with Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, and Ben Harper

Product Details

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (May 8, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1469631644
ISBN-13: 978-1469631646
Hardcover $35.00

October 7, 2016 at 10:45 am Quote #54366

October 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm Quote #54367


didn’t Jas do that interview with Eddie back in 1982 whereby Eddie slammed Dave and then threatened Jas not to say a word about it? I wonder if any of that will be included.

October 24, 2016 at 11:35 am Quote #54506


May 9, 2017 at 10:57 am Quote #56464


Came out this week. Anyone get a copy?

May 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm Quote #56466


Not yet. I’m going to wait until the Noel Monk book is released and order both from Amazon at the same time. I’m really looking forward to reading both though.


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