Sunday, December 12, 2021

Steve March-Tormé Son of 'The Velvet Fog' Mel Tormé releases "I Remember Christmastime" 76 years after "The Christmas Song" was co-written by his legendary Dad

 

Steve March-Tormé

Son of legendary singer-songwriter 

Mel Tormé 

Stepson of well-known actor/comedian

 Hal March

Steve's new Christmas song is released 76 years 

after Mel Tormé co-wrote the iconic 

"The Christmas Song" 

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW 

STEVE MARCH-TORMÉ is the son of legendary singer-songwriter Mel Tormé and the stepson of well-known actor/comedian Hal March, is a talented entertainer in his own right.  Since the late 1970s, he has been a successful singer, entertainer, recording artist, TV & radio host and has toured extensively worldwide to an ever-growing fan base. 
He’s adept at performing in a variety of musical genres, both live and in the studio, including jazz, pop, big band and with symphony orchestras.  He performed on occasion with his father, Mel, and sometimes performs tribute shows dedicated to Mel’s music.
Steve has written a brand new, original Christmas song entitled I Remember Christmastime.


It’s a beautiful, nostalgic, sentimental salute to fond remembrances of the Christmas season. Steve’s new Christmas song is released 76 years after Mel Torme co-wrote the iconic The Christmas Song (commonly subtitled as Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), which became a huge holiday hit for Nat King Cole in 1946 and again in 1961.  The original 1946 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974.  The song is the most performed Christmas song ever.


Listen to the new 
single

I Remember Christmastime

By

Steve March-Tormé


on YouTube


www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HeEWmzT2CI



"Strong and true vocal chops"

- PEOPLE MAGAZINE

"March-Tormé's voice is seductive and effortless"

- L.A. TIMES

"Remarkable vocalist ... a natural and brilliant performer"

- L.A. JAZZ SCENE MAGAZINE

"The guy is so personable, his voice so becoming, and his performance so filled with élan, that he is always interesting"

- NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 

"More than a jazz singer--he’s a consummate entertainer. An exceptionally versatile artist"

 - MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE


Purchase

TORMÉ SINGS TORMÉ

by

Steve March-Tormé

"Tormé Sings Tormé," released by AIX Records, is a two-disc, four-sided DVD/CD featuring a full concert performed by Steve and his dektette shot in HiDef and recorded in 5.1 channel surround sound inside the auditorium of the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles.

Among the special features are separate interviews with Steve and his dad Mel; an early duet featuring father and son; rare footage of Mel and George Shearing rehearsing together; photo galleries featuring Steve, Mel and their family; live concert footage from the first performance of "Tormé Sings Tormé" at the McCallum Theater in California; and interviews with various musicians who participated in the project."Tormé Sings Tormé" is a can't miss for fans of Steve's or Mel's.

                                                             Buy the DVD on Amazon


For more information 

about

Steve March-Tormé

Visit

www.stevemarchtorme.com

official website 

www.facebook.com/stevemarchtorme

facebook

https://twitter.com/stevemarchtorme

twitter

 

Discography

Lucky (United Artists, 1977)

The Good Times Are Back (as male vocal of "Full Swing" trio) (Planet Records, 1982)

Swingin' at the Blue Moon Bar and Grill (Frozen Rope, 1999)

The Night I Fell for You (Frozen Rope, 2000)

The Essence of Love (Frozen Rope, 2003)

Tormé Sings Tormé (AIX Records, 2006)

So Far (Steve March-Tormé, 2007)

Inside Out (Go Daddy Music, 2009)

 

 








Steve March-Tormé

APPEARS WEEK OF

FEBRUARY 7TH  2022

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

STREAMING at

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RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE

BY RAY SHASHO



 …Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover  or E-book  at bookbaby.com and amazon.com


Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST


THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chroniclesby Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

JOHN LODGE MOODY BLUES LEGEND RELEASES NEW LIVE ALBUM 'THE ROYAL AFFAIR AND AFTER' EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV EVENT WITH RAY SHASHO ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

 

Y  S

 LEGEND

RELEASES NEW 

L I V E  ALBUM

THE ROYAL AFFAIR AND AFTER

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

with RAY SHASHO


John Lodge is bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the iconic Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 inductees, The Moody Blues. Songwriter of such mega Moody Blues hits from “Ride My See-Saw,” to “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band),” “Isn’t Life Strange” and many more. 

Lodge has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades, selling in excess of 70 million albums, as well as releasing his three solo albums ‘Natural Avenue’, ’10,000 Light Years Ago’ and ‘B Yond’ John is passionate about “Keeping the Moody Blues Music Alive”, and John and his 10,000 Light Years Band provide a unique opportunity to continue to experience the magic of the Moody Blues.  2021 will see the release of his live album ‘The Royal Affair and After’ and touring is being planned for 2022. THE ROYAL AFFAIR AND AFTER is to be released on January 14, 2022 on CD and digital download.
  The limited edition, blue vinyl will be released on January 28, 2022. During the summer of 2019, Lodge was delighted to be part of the ‘The Royal Affair Tour’, with YES, Carl Palmer, Arthur Brown, and ASIA, and what followed was an epic summer.  For John it was unique opportunity to bring his electrifying show to both long established fans, and to those new to the Moody Blues.  ‘if you love The Moody Blues, checkout John live. He and the band put on a great show!’

PREORDER 

JOHN LODGE

THE ROYAL AFFAIR AND AFTER

AVAILABLE JANUARY 14, 2022

The new live album from John Lodge

 featuring special guests Graeme Edge from The Moody Blues on "Late Lament" and Jon Davison from Yes on "Nights in White Satin" and "Ride My See-Saw".

Order now at

www.johnlodge.com/the-royal-affair-and-after

Track Listing (CD and Digital)

1. Steppin’ in a Slide Zone 
2. Saved by the Music  
3. Legend of a Mind 
4. Sunset  
5. Late Lament (with Graeme Edge) 
6. Nights in White Satin (with Jon Davison) 
7. Gemini Dream 
8. Isn’t Life Strange  
9. I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band) 
10. Ride My See-Saw (with Jon Davison)


For more information

About

JOHN LODGE

Visit

www.johnlodge.com

official website

www.facebook.com/johnlodgemusic

facebook

https://twitter.com/JohnLodgeMusic

twitter

www.instagram.com/johnlodgemusic

instagram


JOHN LODGE

TOUR DATES  2022

Date  Event Location

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 @ 8:00PM

Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 7:30PM   

Levoy Theatre, Millville, NJ

Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 8:00PM 

Suffolk Theater, Riverhead, NY

Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 8:00PM      

The Warehouse, Fairfield, CT

Sunday, March 13, 2022 @ 8:00PM

Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @ 8:00PM       

Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 @ 8:00PM 

Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, MD

Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 8:00PM     

The Tin Pan, Richmond, VA

Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 8:00PM      

City Winery Nashville, Nashville, TN

Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 6:00PM        

City Winery Atlanta , Atlanta, GA

Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 9:00PM        

City Winery Atlanta (Late Show)   

Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 8:00PM 

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Saturday, March 26, 2022 @ 8:00PM     

Stage 954 Casino at Dania Beach, Dania Beach, FL

Monday, March 28, 2022

Flower Power Cruise   

Celebrity Summit, Miami Florida

 

JOHN LODGE

DISCOGRAPHY

SOLO

Studio albums

Blue Jays (1975) with Justin Hayward UK

Natural Avenue (1977)

10,000 Light Years Ago (2015)

Live albums

Live from Birmingham: The 10,000 Light Years Tour (2017)

THE ROYAL AFFAIR AND AFTER (2021)

 

With THE MOODY BLUES

Days of Future Passed (1967)

In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)

On the Threshold of a Dream (1969)

To Our Children's Children's Children (1969)

A Question of Balance (1970)

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971)

Seventh Sojourn (1972)

Octave (1978)

Long Distance Voyager (1981)

The Present (1983)

The Other Side of Life (1986)

Sur la Mer (1988)

Keys of the Kingdom (1991)

Strange Times (1999)

December (2003)








JOHN LODGE

APPEARS WEEK OF

JANUARY 28TH 2022

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

STREAMING at

THE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC REPORTER

(classicrockmusicwriter.com)

Classic Rock Here And Now

Music Tried And True

Facebook LIVE

YouTube



RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE

BY RAY SHASHO



 …Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover  or E-book  at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST


THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chroniclesby Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO



Monday, December 6, 2021

DAVID CROSS LEGENDARY KING CRIMSON ELECTRIC VIOLINIST RELEASES NEW ALBUM WITH COMPOSER ANDREW KEELING EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO

 

D A V I D  C R O S S

LEGENDARY ELECTRIC VIOLINIST

with 

K I N G  C R I M S O N

RADIUS

THE DAVID CROSS BAND

new album 

with Composer ANDREW KEELING

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW


David Cross is best known as a member of King Crimson on the “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic” and “Starless and Bible Black” albums. He also leads the David Cross Band and has been a guest artist, recording and performing live with a number of international groups including Stick Men. Andrew Keeling is a composer and musician whose contemporary classical works have been internationally acclaimed.
ANDREW KEELING & DAVID CROSS
Besides working with David Cross he has also orchestrated the music of Robert Fripp (The Wine of Silence), arranged for Tim Bowness (Abandoned Dancehall Dreams) as well as playing with alt-rock band, The Gong Farmers. Keeling has also written a series of Musical Guides exploring the music of such bands as King Crimson. 
KING CRIMSON
“October is Marigold” is the second album from David Cross (electric violin) and Andrew Keeling (flute) and it is the third to appear on Noisy Records’ ‘Electric Chamber Music’ label. Perhaps more strikingly than its predecessors, this recording epitomises the aims of that label to present music designed for an intimate setting which makes use of musical and electronic techniques used in rock. Cross and Keeling’s “English Sun” was released in 2009 (followed by a handful of gigs) and the duo recorded much of “October is Marigold” in the same year. These tracks lay dormant until 2020 when work recommenced on the new album.

Preorder

 OCTOBER IS

MARIGOLD

David CROSS

Andrew KEELING



PREORDER AT  www.davidcrossband.com


ALSO
DAVID CROSS

CROSSING
 THE TRACKS

2018 release. Renowned electric violinist from King Crimson, David Cross, presents this collection of studio recordings featuring a diverse array of styles and moods! Includes both instrumental tracks as well as vocal performances by guest singers Sonja Kraushofer of L'Ame Immortelle, Anne-Marie Hurst of Skeletal Family, acclaimed Israeli singer Ofra Haza, Christian Death vocalist Eva O and more!

AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM



For more information

 about

THE

DAVID CROSS BAND

and ANDREW KEELING

visit

www.davidcrossband.com

David Cross Band official website

www.facebook.com/David-Cross-Music

David Cross Band on facebook

https://twitter.com/DavidCrossMusic

David Cross Band on twitter

www.andrewkeeling.co.uk

Andrew Keeling official website 

www.facebook.com/Andrew-Keeling-Music

Andrew Keeling on facebook


Discography

With King Crimson

Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Starless and Bible Black (1974)

Red (1974) (“Providence” only)

 

Live albums

USA (1975) (recorded in June, 1974)

The Great Deceiver (1992) (boxed set, 1973–1974)

The Night Watch (1997) (recorded in November, 1973)

 

With Robert Fripp

Starless Starlight (2015)

 

Solo / David Cross Band

Memos from Purgatory (1989)

The Big Picture (1992) (David Cross Band)

Testing to Destruction (1994) (David Cross Band)

Exiles (1997) (David Cross Band + guests)

Closer Than Skin (2005) (David Cross Band)

Alive in the Underworld (2008) (David Cross Band)

Sign of the Crow (2016) (David Cross Band)

Crossing the tracks (2018)

 

With Naomi Maki

Unbounded (2006)

 

With Radius

Arc Measuring (1988)

Sightseeing (1989)

Elevation (1992)

There Is No Peace (1995)

Civilisations (2000)

 

With Andrew Keeling

English Sun (2009)

October is Marigold (2021)

 

Collaborations

The Butterfly Ball (With Rod Edwards and Roger Hand) (1975)

Clearlight: Forever Blowing Bubbles (1975)

Paul Egan: Island of Dreams (1978)

Shock Headed Peters: Life Extinguisher EP (1986)

Low Flying Aircraft: Low Flying Aircraft (1987)

Danielle Dax: "Blast The Human Flower" (1990)

Jade Warrior: Distant Echoes (1993)

Rime of the Ancient Sampler: A Mellotron Compilation (1993)

Joe Hisaishi: Chijou no Rakuen (1994)

Stick Men + featuring David Cross: Midori (2016)

David Cross and Sean Quinn: Cold Sky Blue (2016)

David Cross and David Jackson: Another Day (2018)

David Cross and Andrew Booker: Ends Meeting (2018)

David Cross and Peter Banks: Crossover (2020)

 

 







DAVID CROSS

APPEARS WEEK OF

JANUARY 21ST 2022

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

STREAMING at

THE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC REPORTER

(classicrockmusicwriter.com)

Classic Rock Here And Now

Music Tried And True

Facebook LIVE

YouTube




RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE

BY RAY SHASHO



 …Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover  or E-book  at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST


THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chroniclesby Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO