The Musician Says

Benedetta LoBalbo


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     5 × 7 in (12.7 × 17.8 cm)
160 pages
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616893897

The Musician Says is an all-access backstage pass to the world of singers, songwriters, composers, and instrumentalists---all those who have a relationship with the Muse and have experienced the sacrifices, satisfactions, and frustrations it brings. You'll hear from an eclectic group that spans centuries and genres, from Mozart to Mick Jagger, Louis Armstrong to Jay Z, Dolly Parton to Lady Gaga, and many more. Paired like unlikely guests at a backstage party, this unruly crew riffs about the blessings and curses of the musician's life.This collection of intriguing and provocative quotations will remind anyone who has dreamed of playing Carnegie Hall (or maybe just mastering three chords) that the creative process bridges time and place, and that music is indeed a universal language.

Editor Benedetta LoBalbo is a musician and songwriter based in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Editorial Reviews

Cool Hunting:

"The book separates artists away from their history-making songs and symphonies, and brings us closer to their human experiences, if for just a fleeting moment."

Under the Radar:

" one makes his or her way through The Musician Says, something seems to happen...Quotes are not thrown in randomly. Instead they are juxtaposed on opposite pages with clear intent, offering supporting or competing views of a similar experience...Use The Musician Says as coffee table reference or cover-to-cover read. Either way, it works."

"Thanks to the newly released book, The Musician Says, compiled by Benedetta LoBalbo, we found some damn good reasons to make it through to next season with confidence and bravado."

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