|About the Book|
Obsessions of a Music Geek, Volume I: Blues Guitar Giants is the debut ebook from veteran musician and music journalist Ted Drozdowski. The book, the first in a series, focuses on seven guitarists from the blues pantheon: John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush,MoreObsessions of a Music Geek, Volume I: Blues Guitar Giants is the debut ebook from veteran musician and music journalist Ted Drozdowski. The book, the first in a series, focuses on seven guitarists from the blues pantheon: John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Johnny Winter, Freddie King, Michael Bloomfield, Z.Z. Tops Billy Gibbons and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Their stories, musical approaches, perspectives and historical impact are explored through warm and insightful interviews and essays delivered in Drozdowskis award-winning style. The book is the prose companion to the authors latest album with his band Ted Drozdowskis Scissormen, titled Love & Life. Drozdowskis experience as a musician, music scholar and fan fuels this first volume of a free-ranging series that will explore a wide variety of topics, from guitar instruction to musical innovators to other aspects of roots, rock and myriad musical genres and subjects. His writing has appeared in numerous publications during his career, including Guitar World, Premier Guitar, Rolling Stone, Musician Magazine, The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Globe, Travel & Leisure, Jazziz and Gibson.com. He has contributed to various publications of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Blues Foundation, and consulted for music films. He is also the subject of the Robert Mugge documentary BIG SHOES: Walking and Talking the Blues, which premiered at the Starz Denver Film Festival. His band Scissormen have performed widely in the US and Europe, and released six albums. The author lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife Laurie Hoffma, with whom he runs the consulting and project management firm Locomotive Artist Services, and their dog Dolly.