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Third House Books Presents: Marty Jourard & Jason Hedges

  • The Backyard at Boca Fiesta & Palomino 19 Southeast 2nd Place Gainesville, FL, 32601 United States (map)

Third House Books is happy to announce a visit from Marty Jourard, author of Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town. Join Marty for an inside look into his book and the rich music history of Gainesville. Followed by a special performance from Jason Hedges!

Marty Jourard was born in Atlanta and raised in Gainesville, Florida,
where at 15 he began playing in rock bands. Two years after his 1976 move to Los Angeles he became a member of the Motels, an eighties pop group whose recordings include two gold albums and two Top Ten singles. Marty is the author of Start Your Own Band and The Marty Method, a music instruction book. He lives in Seattle where he plays and writes music and writes about playing music.

Synopsis from University Press of Florida:
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 factory pace. From Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Stephen Stills and the Eagles' Don Felder and Bernie Leadon, Gainesville cultivated some of the most celebrated musicians and songwriters of the time.

Marty Jourard delves into the individua stories of the musicians, businesses, and promotoers that helped foster innovative, professional music and a vibrant creative atmosphere during the mid-sixties and seventies. Gainesville musicians develped a sound all their own and a music scene that, decades later, is still launching musicians to the top of the charts.

Music Everywhere brings to light a key chapter 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 tothers leaving an indelible mark. Here is the story of the people, the town, and a culture that nurtured a wellspring of talent.

Visit the following link to read an excerpt:

Don't miss the Hedges Album Release at Heartwood Soundstage Friday, April 14th!

Copies of Music Everywhere are available at Third House Books.

Earlier Event: April 7
Borrowed Mic Night w/ Mandisa
Later Event: April 21
Borrowed Mic Night w/ Mandisa