In the early 1990s, guitarist and journalist Banning Eyre traveled to Bamako, Mali to study guitar with Djelimady Tounkara, one of the great Malian guitarists. In Griot Time: An American Guitarist in Mali is Eyre’s account of this experience, as well as a brief primer on the particular culture of jeliya.
Following the release of their now classic debut album, Too Fast For Love, back in 1981, Motley Crue quickly rose in both worldwide popularity and rock and roll fame.
In her book Music Success in Nine Weeks, Ariel Hyatt presents a wealth of knowledge in a readily-accessible, easily digestible form. The reader immediately gets the distinct impression that Ariel is really trying to help them out, and not just sell them a “get rich quick” book. Music Success is an interactive book in the sense that what you put into it is what you’ll get out of it, like music in general. It’s well laid-out, plus it reads and the information can be easily assimilated and quickly put to good, real-world use.
There is an old writing adage that there are only two plots in the world: “a man takes a journey” and “a stranger comes to town.” Stewart Copeland’s new autobiography, “Strange Things Happen”, falls solidly in the first category.