Jas Obrecht - Talking Guitar: Conversations with Musicians who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music

Jas Obrecht is an award-winning music journalist and former editor of Guitar Player magazine. He has written for Rolling StoneLiving Blues, and many other publications. His books include Rollin' and Tumblin': The Postwar Blues Guitarists and Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Talking Guitar: Conversations with Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781469631646
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - May 8th, 2017

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, Eric Johnson, and Pops Staples on spirituality in music; Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, and Tom Petty on songwriting and creativity; and early interviews with Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Ben Harper. 


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Jas Obrecht - Talking Guitar: Conversations with Musicians who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music

Jas Obrecht is an award-winning music journalist and former editor of Guitar Player magazine. He has written for Rolling StoneLiving Blues, and many other publications. His books include Rollin' and Tumblin': The Postwar Blues Guitarists and Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Talking Guitar: Conversations with Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781469631646
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - May 8th, 2017

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, Eric Johnson, and Pops Staples on spirituality in music; Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, and Tom Petty on songwriting and creativity; and early interviews with Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Ben Harper. 


May 13 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address:
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103