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2016–2017 NEW RELEASES
Fifty Guitar Greats You Should Know
Pete Braidis
• Interviews with 50 guitar players you’ve no doubt heard but may not know by name
• Guitar players from pop to jazz to heavy metal and folk, from the 1960s to the present day
• An insider’s look behind the scenes of some of the greatest music ever recorded
There may be plenty of books on guitar players, but there are very few, if any, that delve into the guitar players who have
been somewhat “under the radar” through the years. This book gives exposure and long-overdue attention to 50 players
who have certainly received some accolades in their careers but yet still remain outside of the mainstream and the typical
lists of “guitar greats.” Interviews give insight into guitar players from various genres—including hard rockers Rik Emmett,
Dave Meniketti, and Pat Travers, heavy metalists Andy LaRocque and Uli Jon Roth, funk masters Michael Hampton and
Howard E. Scott, jazz-fusion players Frank Gambale and Carl Verheyen, prog-rockers Steve Hackett and Martin Barre, and
singer-songwriters Bruce Cockburn and Richie Furay. The musicians get personal, speaking about their careers in their own
words. Also included are short biographies on each player and photographs.
wasborn inBristol,PA,butwasraisedinHaddonTownship,NJ,andgraduatedfromHaddonTownshipHighSchool,
andearned aBA inhistory and journalismfromRutgers-StateUniversityofNewJersey-Camden.He haswritten andbeenpublished
Metal RulesMagazine, GoldmineMagazine, Indie-music.com
The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Size: 7
x 10
• 50 color and b/w images • 304 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5088-7 • hard cover • $34.99
A Sideman’s Chronicle
Norm Van Maastricht
• Biography of guitarist Paul Yandell, who fingerpicked his way from “play-parties” to sideman for legends
• A stage-eye view of country music’s golden era and icons of the ‘50s and ‘60s
• Reveals the close working and personal relationships he had with “Mr. Guitar” Chet Atkins
Unassuming late guitarist Paul Yandell described his career not as one of celebrity but as sideman, themusician that audiences
hear while they’re focused on the star. From his humble beginnings as a poor Kentucky farm boy learning to play to taking
the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, he ultimately gained the trust and confidence of two of America’s finest musicians, Jerry
Reed and the incomparable Chet Atkins. Compiled from personal correspondence and interviews, Paul’s online posts, and
family members, a lifetime in the music business is recounted, from breaking in with the Louvin Brothers in the 1950s to
his 25-year association with “Mr. Guitar” Chet Atkins, to his last recording in 2006. Along the way, Paul provides a wealth
of information and history about guitar modification, gear and gadgets, and the people and personalities of country music’s
golden era in the second half of the 20th century.
Norm Van Maastricht
plays several instruments and has taught music. He has played many a saloon and music festival.
Some years spent hiring bands in a nightclub gave added insight to working on “both sides of the mic” with a variety of
Size: 6" x 9" • 60 color and b/w photos • 304 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5048-1 • hard cover • $24.99
Celebrating New York City Buskers
Kurt Boone
• A showcase of NewYork City subway buskers performing on stages, platforms, and trains
• Over 200 photos capture singers, dancers, and musicians representing a diverse range of styles
• Includes interviews with veteran performers Roger Manning, Heidi Kole, and Cathy Grier
Immerse yourself in the raw energy and enthusiasm of New York City subway buskers in this shining photo
showcase. From makeshift stages in Times Square where MTA music banners are hung to subway station
platforms and cars throughout the city, these performers collectively express the soul of the Big Apple while
entertaining thousands of commuters and visitors daily. More than 200 photos depict singers, dancers, bands,
duets, and quartets performingwith violins, guitars, the French horn, the African kora, steel drums, andmore.
Mirroring the city’s diverse population, genres represented include music from the Andes and West Africa,
Latin jazz, R&B, and more. Including interviews with veteran perfomers Roger Manning, Heidi Kole, and
Cathy Grier, the book is sure to appeal to all lovers of New York City.
Kurt Boone
is a native New Yorker, freelance writer, and poet. He has written for
PBS Metro
, and
magazine. He has also authorednumerous books on theNewYorkCity courier industry.
Size: 6" x 6" • 268 images • 296 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5182-2 • hard cover • $19.99
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