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Various Books

I’ve written several books on my own, and contributed to many others. Here’s a list of them:

Books – sole author
The Sound of Tomorrow (Continuum) – due summer 2012
Strange Sounds (Backbeat) ISBN 0-87930-855-9 (2005)
Rock and Roll Doctor (Backbeat) ISBN 0-87930-726-9 (2002)
American Troubadours (Backbeat) ISBN 0-87930-641-6 (2001)

Books – contributor
The Songwriter’s Manual (Sterling) book/CD package
ISBN 978-1-435117-77-8 (October 2009)
Classic Tracks: Back to Back (Thunder Bay Press) ISBN 978-1-592238-72-9
Totally Interactive Band Bible (Jawbone Press) ISBN 978-1-871547-78-8 (2007)
Folk Handbook (Backbeat) ISBN 978-0879309015 (2007)
Singles (Thunder Bay Press) ISBN 978-1592236510 (2006)

Here are some review quotes for Strange Sounds:
The Times, Books for Christmas, December 3, 2005
‘Peculiarly absorbing.’
Record Collector – January 2006
4 out of 5
Future Music – Decmebr 2005
‘entertaining and informative throughout’
9 out of 10
Mojo, March, 2006
‘A great read … this is a real treat.’