Working Musicians: Defining Moments From the Road, the Studio, and the Stage

Author: Bruce Pollock

Publication date: 2002

Perennial Currents

A 400 plus page book that uses interviews with around 100 musicians to explore the life of the working musician.

What it's like to make a living making music, from the people who know best: more than a hundred of the biggest names in rock, jazz and hip-hop. ..... Based on interviews with more than a hundred working musicians conducted over more than twenty years, this book covers every aspect of the music life: starting out, playing the first gig, making a record, living on the road, crafting the perfect set, writing great songs, and much more. Among the musicians who share their thoughts are: Harry Connick Jr., Gene Simmons, Tim Rice, Bruce Springsteen, Leo Kottke, Phil Everly, Jerry Garcia, Robbie Robertson, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, John Lee Hooker, Jim Webb, Frank Zappa, Keith Richards, Carole King, Randy Newman, Neil Sedaka, Brenda Lee, John Sebastian, Bruce Hornsby, George Thorogood, Leonard Cohen, and many more. The result is a lifetime's worth of wisdom and experience that will open the eyes of fans and musicians alike.
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