LIVE MUSIC IN AMERICA:
A History from Jenny Lind to Beyoncé
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Steve Waksman's new book not only highlights key performers and performances beginning with Jenny Lind's US tour in 1850, but reveals the role of impresarios, managers, promoters, and media commentators in the process as well. He offers a comprehensive picture of what the actual production of live music entails and how it has evolved. The book illuminates the origins of jazz, the rise of rock 'n' roll, and the emergence of the modern music festival.
Steve Waksman, a scholar of rock and pop music, is Professor of Music and American Studies at Smith. His previous books include Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience, and This Ain't the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk.
(This book cannot be returned.)