NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs.
“A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell.”—Sara Bareilles
Two iconic bands. An unforgettable life.
- Select the right guitar and accessories
- Learn the riffs and scales that define the blues
- Play solid blues rhythm or step out for a solo
Recreate the sounds of the blues masters
Now Is the Time to Invent offers a definitive portrait of the vibrant indie-rock scene that flourished in the mid-1980s and reached its creative peak in the 1990s.
"Diarist, novelist, satirist, lyricist beyond peer."* In Niche: A Memoir in Pastiche, Nick Currie, a.k.a. Momus, presents the story of his life, career, and conquests on the margins of multiple music and art scenes.
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One of the most popular and memorable American musicians of the 20th century, Nat King Cole (1919-65) is remembered today as both a pianist and a singer, a feat rarely accomplished in the world of popular music. Now, in this complete life and times biography, author Will Friedwald offers a new take on this fascinating musician, framing him first as a bandleader and then as a star.
This intimate memoir by blues legend Robert Johnson's stepsister includes new details about his family, music, influences, tragic death, and musical afterlife.$16.99ISBN: 9780306903069Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Hachette Books - June 16th, 2020
A tell-all biography of the epic in-fighting of the Grateful Dead in the years following band leader Jerry Garcia's death in 1995.$26.95ISBN: 9780393634617Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - June 23rd, 2020
A centennial celebration of the career and legacy of the first made-in-America violin virtuoso and one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians.$21.95ISBN: 9780393358353Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - June 30th, 2020
“Elegant and authoritative.” —Thomas Brothers, author of Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration$19.95ISBN: 9781643134864Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Pegasus Books - July 14th, 2020
An intimate yet unsparing biography of one of the greatest and most mythologized musicians of the twentieth century.
What was it like to be John Lennon? What was it like to be the castoff child, the clown at school, and the middle-class suburban boy who pretended to be a working-class hero?