JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene

* Read * JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene by Peter Conners ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene Read it! Now! Excellent!!! Great book for music lovers! Excellent Book! Finally a book getting to the heart of the festival and music scene going on here in the USA over the past 20 or so years. If you love music, or like it at all, and have any interest in the current state of the music scene beyond the corporate music machine, then this is a . Maybe Im biased, but this is great!! S. Robinson What better way to understand the history and growth of the jam band scene than from the mouths of tho

JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene

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Rating : 4.66 (848 Votes)
Asin : 0306820668
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-05-11
Language : English

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Publishers Weekly, 8/5/13 "Conners has, by synthesizing these different ideas into a harmonious collection of quotations, musings, memories, and even e-mails from fans, created a literary work that captures on paper the collaborative, spontaneous, and uplifting nature of the jam band music."Examiner, 8/26/2013 Jamerica is a Behind the Music styled treatise devoted to American jam’ music and its prolific purveyors. JAMerica is the most complete work out there that attempts to tell the story of the jam band scene and how it has reached its current state of popularity.”

Interviews focus on the history of individual bands and how they communally shaped the larger jam band community, along with songwriting, relationships with fans, business models, and the importance (including the joys and war stories) of touring, including early gigs and venues (e.g. Modeling itself on such books as Edie: American Girl by George Plimpton and Jean Stein (an oral history of the life of Edie Sedgewick ) and Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, the book is an oral history of the jam band scene, integrating stories from such bands as the Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews Band, moe., Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, and dozens more. The term also helps define the fiercely dedicated fans of the music as accurately as it does the bands. Jam bands nurture a close relationship with their fans, fostered through constant touring and the mutual belief that each performance is

Read it! Now! Excellent!!! Great book for music lovers! Excellent Book! Finally a book getting to the heart of the festival and music scene going on here in the USA over the past 20 or so years. If you love music, or like it at all, and have any interest in the current state of the music scene beyond the corporate music machine, then this is a . Maybe I'm biased, but this is great!! S. Robinson What better way to understand the history and growth of the jam band scene than from the mouths of those who lived it, created it, and remember it. This book is the first I've ever seen to delve into all the various elements that wound up creating a "scene" that, at the time, didn't seem l. "Jam on it!" according to Patrick Kavaney. Peter Conners new book JAMerica is a fascinating look at players and sequence of events that help galvanize one of the true music scenes in America. The overall chronological layout flows well set up with interviews with everyone from members of the Dead to lesser known players not quite o