Steve Waksman Presents Live Music in America Thurs July 14 at 7 pm


A History from Jenny Lind to Beyoncé

Steve Waksman


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.

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

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Live Music in America: A History from Jenny Lind to Beyoncé Cover Image
ISBN: 9780197570548
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 22nd, 2022