Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music, Volume 66 By Tracie Ratiner Number Of Pages: 352 Publication Date: 2009-04-27 ISBN-10: 0787696161 ISBN-13: 9780787696160
The book fills in the information gap on today's musicians. Contemporary Musicians profiles the colorful personalities in the music industry who create or influence the music we hear today. Prior to Contemporary Musicians, no quality reference series provided comprehensive information on such a wide range of artists despite keen and ongoing public interest. To find biographical and critical coverage, an information seeker had little choice but to wade through the offerings of the popular press, scan television "infotainment" programs, and search for the occasional published biography. Contemporary Musicians is designed to serve that information seeker, providing in one ongoing source in-depth coverage of the important names on the modern music scene in a format that is both informative and entertaining. Students, researchers, and casual browsers alike can use Contemporary Musicians to meet their needs for personal information about music figures; find a selected discography of a musician’s recordings; and uncover an insightful essay offering biographical and critical information.
Subjects of Volume 66:
Lily Allen Arctic Monkeys Katie Armiger Louie Bellson Ian Brown Lindsey Buckingham Neko Case Tracy Chapman City and Colour Eric Clapton Billy Ray Cyrus Daft Punk Deerhunter Brett Dennen Val Emmich Estelle Finger Eleven Flogging Molly Dan Fogelberg Fourplay Michael Franti The Fray Frightened Rabbit Glen Glenn Pat Green Albert Hammond, Jr. Hiromi Eric Hutchinson Natalie Imbruglia India.Arie Colin James Kaiser Chiefs La India Canela Jenny Lewis LL Cool J Patty Loveless Humphrey Lyttelton Anya Marina Mates of State John Mayer Jimmy McGriff Metallica My Morning Jacket Joan Osborne Kellie Pickler Pussycat Dolls Q-Tip Kenny Rankin Rise Against Darius Rucker Seal Secret Machines Solange J. D. Souther Britney Spears Esbjörn Svensson Robin Thicke Thievery Corporation Travis Gianluigi Trovesi Derek Trucks TV on the Radio Twisted Sister Umphrey's McGee M. Ward Jimmy Wayne The Weepies Norman Whitfield William Elliott Whitmore Rachael Yamagata