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Unstrung Heroes: Fifty Guitar Greats You Should Know

Pete Braidis

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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.

Size: 7" x 10" | 50 color and b/w images | 304 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350887

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Pete Braidis was born January 8, 1969 in Bristol, PA, but was raised in Haddon Township, NJ, and graduated from Haddon Township High School, and earned a BA in History and Journalism from Rutgers-State University of New Jersey-Camden. He has written and been published in Metal Rules Magazine, Goldmine Magazine, Indie-music.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pete currently works part-time as a teacher in grammar and middle schools in the Audubon, NJ and Haddon Township, NJ, school districts, and also works for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. Pete also has a humor blog at https://chudbeagleblog.wordpress.com in which he mocks awful album and book covers as well as cheesy monster movies from the 1970s and 1980s and music videos from the 1980s. This is his first book, and it won't be his last.