Synopses & Reviews
If only you could sit at the feet of giants and receive their wisdom. What course might you chart for your career as a result? This book gives musicians of all ages and levels a chance to find out, whether theyre still in grade school or out trying their luck on the stages of the world. More than 75 famous musicians-including T-Bone Burnett, Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Lucinda Williams, and Elvis Costello-as well as industry professionals present personal advice that reveal their struggles, inspirations, successes, and overall experience of a life in music. The book features a wide variety of touching and practical wisdom on starting out, performing, writing music, touring, playing in bands, finding inspiration, partying in a drinks-and-drugs culture and, if the fates allow, handling fame.
Nothing else exists for musicians at any stage that is as wide-ranging and intensely personal as this amazing collection
About the Author
Bruce Warren is currently the assistant general manager of programming at WXPN-FM in Philadelphia, and Executive Producer of World Café. He has won numerous music-industry awards as Programmer of the Year. He lives in Philadelphia with his family.