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Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town

Music Everywhere The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town Jourard tells the story so that you feel you are there in the humid clubs watching history unfold in a time when regional music scenes truly were unique Charles R Cross author of Heavier Than Heaven

  • Title: Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town
  • Author: Marty Jourard
  • ISBN: 9780813062587
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jourard tells the story so that you feel you are there in the humid clubs watching history unfold in a time when regional music scenes truly were unique Charles R Cross, author of Heavier Than Heaven A Biography of Kurt Cobain Jourard clearly demonstrates that Gainesville s contributions are no less vital than those of New York City, Chicago, Memphis, Los Angeles, Jourard tells the story so that you feel you are there in the humid clubs watching history unfold in a time when regional music scenes truly were unique Charles R Cross, author of Heavier Than Heaven A Biography of Kurt Cobain Jourard clearly demonstrates that Gainesville s contributions are no less vital than those of New York City, Chicago, Memphis, Los Angeles, Seattle, and so many Marc Eliot, author of To the Limit The Untold Story of the Eagles A musical rags to riches story that you can dance to Here s the story of a little southern town that made a big impact on American music WilliamMcKeen, editor of Homegrown in Florida Gainesville is a key destination in central and north central Florida s growing reputation as America s foremost incubator for important guitarists of rock and roll Petty, Felder, Stills, Allman, Betts, Dudek, Rossington, Parsons, Campbell, and Leadon among many others Jourard, himself part of Gainesville s music history alongside members of his hit making band the Motels, deserves accolades for his immersive exploration of his hometown s myriad contributions to rock history Bob Kealing, author of Calling Me Home Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock From Stephen Stills to the Certain Amount, from Leadon and Felder to Sister Hazel, from hootenannies to the Heartbreakers to everyone in between, this is the story of a place called Gainesville and its ever enduring songs of the South Jeff Lemlich, author of Savage Lost Florida Garage Bands The 60s and Beyond When the Beatles launched into fame in 1963, they inspired a generation to pick up an instrument and start a band Rock and roll took the world by storm, but one small town in particular seemed to pump out prominent musicians and popular bands at fac tory pace Many American college towns have their own story to tell when it comes to their rock and roll roots, but the story of Gainesville, Florida, is unique dozens of resident musicians launched into national prominence, eight inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a steady stream of major acts rolled through on a regu lar basis From Tom Petty and the Heartbreak ers to Stephen Stills and the Eagles Don Felder and Bernie Leadon, Gainesville cultivated some of the most celebrated musicians and songwrit ers of the time Marty Jourard a member of the chart topping band the Motels delves into the individual stories of the musicians, businesses, and promoters that helped foster innovative, professional music and a vibrant creative atmo sphere during the mid sixties and seventies The laid back southern town was also host to a clash of cultures It was home to intellectuals and rednecks, liberals and conservatives, rac ists and civil rights activists, farmers, business men, students, and hippies Although some times violent and chaotic, these diverse forces brought wild rock and roll energy to the music scene and nourished it with an abundance of musical fare that included folk, gospel, soul, country, blues, and Top Forty hits Gainesville musicians developed a sound all their own and a music scene that, decades later, is still launch ing musicians to the top of the charts Music Everywhere brings to light a key chap ter in the history of American rock and roll a time when music was a way of life and bands popped up by the dozen, some falling by the wayside but others leaving an indel ible mark Here is the story of the people, the town, and a culture that nurtured a well spring of talent.

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    1. Many people automatically assume "university town" when they think about Gainesville, Florida. Marty Jourard (member of the Motels) takes the reader in to a different aspect of "Hippie City", the rich and diverse musical roots of this midland Florida town. So many talented musicians were either born, raised or chose to live here; the latter because the area had developed such a fine reputation for its musical development. Music was well supported by the community. It was all about learning the c [...]

    2. I'm usually not into histories of pop culture, as they're often repetitive or self-aggrandizing. This was different.Jourard really spoke to the origins of the music scene in my hometown, Gainesville, FL. It was really good to learn about the early stages of it from the 60s and 70s, as it certainly explains much of the scene that I took for granted in my experience with it in the 90s. I was a big fan of and friends with many local bands, and never really knew much of the origins of the cultural s [...]

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