Kristi York Wooten: Rockin' A Hard Place: Where Sugarland, John Mayer and Zac Brown Climbed to Fame
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Anthony Bourdain's 2000 exposé Kitchen Confidential became the quintessential tell-all about the restaurant business when it mocked the dirty underbelly of the industry with a flashing wit and compelling prose. John Jeter's Rockin' A Hard Place: Flats, Sharps And Other Notes From A Misfit Music Club Owner, released by Hub City Press on November 6, just might do the same for the music scene.
Book jacket courtesy of Hub City Press.
The memoir by Jeter - a Columbia University Journalism School grad and co-owner of popular Southeastern music venue The Handlebar - is an absorbing tale of how to start a business and fail, and win, and succeed, and fail and win again. Fans of singer-songwriters and blues musicians, in particular, will appreciate Jeter's many anecdotes and quotes from road warriors such as Livingston Taylor, Leon Redbone, and even the Godmother of folk herself, Joan Baez.
Jeter illustrates how the cliché of limos and excess in the 1970s and 1980s has today g
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