Smithsonian Rock and Roll

The People's Pictures

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Bill Bentley

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588346005

Category: Rock music

Page: 216

View: 2903

In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to post great rock shots to rockandroll.si.edu. From Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9-30 Club, and all the rockin' places in between, fans overwhelmingly responded with their favorite rock and roll moments. Iconic artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to the Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated here. There are early photographs of everyone from Run-D.M.C. to the Runaways, and contemporary shots of some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Metallica. Presented together, these photographs create a kaleidoscopic history of the artists, the musical styles, the venues, the concerts, and the fans. This is rock and roll as it has never been seen before.

Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Steve Almond

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679603658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8745

Drooling fanatic, n. 1. One who drools in the presence of beloved rock stars. 2. Any of a genus of rock-and-roll wannabes/geeks who walk around with songs constantly ringing in their ears, own more than 3,000 albums, and fall in love with at least one record per week. With a life that’s spanned the phonographic era and the digital age, Steve Almond lives to Rawk. Like you, he’s secretly longed to live the life of a rock star, complete with insane talent, famous friends, and hotel rooms to be trashed. Also like you, he’s content (sort of) to live the life of a rabid fan, one who has converted his unrequited desires into a (sort of) noble obsession. Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life traces Almond’s passion from his earliest (and most wretched) rock criticism to his eventual discovery of a music-crazed soul mate and their subsequent production of two little superfans. Along the way, Almond reflects on the delusional power of songs, the awkward mating habits of drooling fanatics, and why Depression Songs actually make us feel so much better. The book also includes: • sometimes drunken interviews with America’s finest songwriters • a recap of the author’s terrifying visit to Graceland while stoned • a vigorous and credibility-shattering endorsement of Styx’s Paradise Theater • recommendations you will often choose to ignore • a reluctant exegesis of the Toto song “Africa” • obnoxious lists sure to piss off rock critics But wait, there’s more. Readers will also be able to listen to a special free mix designed by the author, available online at www.stevenalmond.com, for the express purpose of eliciting your drool. For those about to rock—we salute you! From the Hardcover edition.

Who Shot Rock & Roll

A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Gail Buckland

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307270165

Category: Music

Page: 319

View: 1533

A former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain presents a chronicle of rare and previously unseen images marking more than half a century of rock-and-roll history, in a tribute to star performers and leading photographers that also includes album covers and live concert shots.

Rock Seen

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Bob Gruen

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122152

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 6866

For 40 years, Bob Gruen’s name has been synonymous with rock and roll. From taking early photos on tour with Ike and Tina Turner, to capturing the early CBGB/Max’s Kansas City scene to covering current stadium rockers such as Green Day, Gruen has always been at the right place at the right time—and he’s always gotten the shot. In this lavish monograph, Gruen has curated his favorite photographs from his career, with intimate captions and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Featuring such illustrious acts as the Clash, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, Ramones, and more, and including an introduction by the legendary Debbie Harry of Blondie, this collection is a must-have for all fans of rock and roll. Praise for Rock Seen: “Rock Seen offers a disarmingly natural look at icons like Blondie and Cher before the era of the posed rock-star portrait kicked in.” —Entertainment Weekly “Rock Seen . . . hits the high points on and off the stage in rock’s past four decades.” —USA Today “Go backstage with 40 years’ worth of rock-and-roll images from the legendary lens of Bob Gruen, who was once John Lennon’s personal photographer. From over-the-top action shots of Elton John’s acrobatics to private pics of Lennon and Yoko in bed with baby Sean to boozy plane rides with the Sex Pistols, the glossy pages act as your VIP pass to the rock-star lifestyle you’ve dreamed of.” —Marie Claire “The official monograph of rock and roll’s most famous photographer, Rock Seen is a must-have for all rock fans.” —RollingStone.com “Gruen had a front-row seat to the rise of many rock legends [from] Elton John to Green Day.” —New York Post “If you want to give the gift of great music photos, you honestly cannot do better than these thrilling images from Bob Gruen’s forty-year-long career as one of rock’s iconic photographers” —Creative Loafing “It all came flooding back when I opened Bob Gruen’s beautiful new book, Rock Seen, a sparkling collage of live concert shots and portraits from the last forty years.” —Irish Echo

Into the Mystic

The Visionary and Ecstatic Roots of 1960s Rock and Roll

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Christopher Hill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162055643X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 8856

Explores the visionary, mystical, and ecstatic traditions that influenced the music of the 1960s • Examines the visionary, spiritual, and mystical influences on the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, the Incredible String Band, the Left Banke, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, and others • Shows how the British Invasion acted as the “detonator” to explode visionary music into the mainstream • Explains how 1960s rock and roll music transformed consciousness on both the individual and collective levels The 1960s were a time of huge transformation, sustained and amplified by the music of that era: Rock and Roll. During the 19th and 20th centuries visionary and esoteric spiritual traditions influenced first literature, then film. In the 1960s they entered the realm of popular music, catalyzing the ecstatic experiences that empowered a generation. Exploring how 1960s rock and roll music became a school of visionary art, Christopher Hill shows how music raised consciousness on both the individual and collective levels to bring about a transformation of the planet. The author traces how rock and roll rose from the sacred music of the African Diaspora, harnessing its ecstatic power for evoking spiritual experiences through music. He shows how the British Invasion, beginning with the Beatles in the early 1960s, acted as the “detonator” to explode visionary music into the mainstream. He explains how 60s rock and roll made a direct appeal to the imaginations of young people, giving them a larger set of reference points around which to understand life. Exploring the sources 1960s musicians drew upon to evoke the initiatory experience, he reveals the influence of European folk traditions, medieval Troubadours, and a lost American history of ecstatic politics and shows how a revival of the ancient use of psychedelic substances was the strongest agent of change, causing the ecstatic, mythic, and sacred to enter the consciousness of a generation. The author examines the mythic narratives that underscored the work of the Grateful Dead, the French symbolist poets who inspired Bob Dylan, the hallucinatory England of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper, the tale of the Rolling Stones and the Lord of Misrule, Van Morrison’s astral journeys, and the dark mysticism of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Evoking the visionary and apocalyptic atmosphere in which the music of the 1960s was received, the author helps each of us to better understand this transformative era and its mystical roots.

Rock and Roll

Gold Rush

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Maury Dean

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875862276

Category: Electronic books

Page: 728

View: 6897

An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."

All Access

The Rock 'n' Roll Photography of Ken Regan

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ken Regan,Jim Jerome,Keith Richards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608870332

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 5631

Collects the best of Regan's more than four decades of work with shots of Joan Baez, Neil Young, Sting, Eagles, Johnny Cash and more.--From publisherʹs description.

All Shook Up

How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Glenn C. Altschuler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031918

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 9889

The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify? As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the 1950s, a decade that saw a great struggle for the control of popular culture. Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock's "switchblade beat" opened up wide fissures in American society along the fault-lines of family, sexuality, and race. For instance, the birth of rock coincided with the Civil Rights movement and brought "race music" into many white homes for the first time. Elvis freely credited blacks with originating the music he sang and some of the great early rockers were African American, most notably, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsession with work of men in gray flannel suits. And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others. Altschuler includes vivid biographical sketches of the great rock 'n rollers, including Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly--plus their white-bread doppelgangers such as Pat Boone. Rock 'n roll seemed to be everywhere during the decade, exhilarating, influential, and an outrage to those Americans intent on wishing away all forms of dissent and conflict. As vibrant as the music itself, All Shook Up reveals how rock 'n roll challenged and changed American culture and laid the foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties.

Wild Tales

A Rock & Roll Life

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Graham Nash

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0385347553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1892

From Graham Nash—the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies—comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan. Graham Nash's songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll—he’s written over 200 songs, including such classic hits as "Carrie Anne," “On A Carousel,” "Simple Man," "Our House," “Marrakesh Express,” and "Teach Your Children." From the opening salvos of the British Rock Revolution to the last shudders of Woodstock, he has rocked and rolled wherever music mattered. Now Graham is ready to tell his story: his lower-class childhood in post-war England, his early days in the British Invasion group The Hollies; becoming the lover and muse of Joni Mitchell during the halcyon years, when both produced their most introspective and important work; meeting Stephen Stills and David Crosby and reaching superstardom with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and his enduring career as a solo musician and political activist. Nash has valuable insights into a world and time many think they know from the outside but few have experienced at its epicenter, and equally wonderful anecdotes about the people around him: the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, Cass Elliot, Dylan, and other rock luminaries. From London to Laurel Canyon and beyond, Wild Tales is a revealing look back at an extraordinary life—with all the highs and the lows; the love, the sex, and the jealousy; the politics; the drugs; the insanity—and the sanity—of a magical era of music.

Buzzwords

A Scientist Muses on Sex, Bugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: May R. Berenbaum

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 0309514940

Category: Science

Page: 237

View: 8281

What sort of person devotes their life to the study of bugs? How do you picture your average, every-day entomologist? "I've been photographed on several occasions," writes author May Berenbaum, "and it seems that every time, photographers ask me to pose in one of three ways: seated in front of a microscope, with an insect (usually a cockroach) on my face, or with an insect net clutched in my hand." In Buzzwords, Berenbaum expertly blows away these stereotypes with short takes on all things entomological--from the story of a pet ant kept for 14 years to major motion pictures featuring cockroaches. Buzzwords showcases the Best of Berenbaum, a selection from her humor column in the American Entomologist professional journal, accompanied by a number of original pieces written for this book. "I know people are reading these columns," she notes, "because they write me letters that point out all the mistakes I've made!" The book comes in four parts: How entomologists see insects, including their view of a U.S. government plan to eradicate illicit coca fields by dropping caterpillars from airplanes. How the rest of the world sees insects, with Berenbaum's proposed classificatory scheme for placing Spider Man, Firefly, and other cartoon superheroes into well-defined taxa. How entomologists view themselves--featuring Bambi Berenbaum, a gorgeous entomologist created for an episode of TV's popular "The X-Files," whose character was inspired when the scriptwriter consulted Berenbaum's books. How entomologists see their colleagues, with various views on scholarly citation, motion sickness, and more. Along the way are some thought-provoking observations--for example, about the impact of television on public knowledge of science. In one poll, Berenbaum writes, 35% of adults said they believed that prehistoric humans coexisted with dinosaurs, a la the Flintstones. Berenbaum even takes on the controversy over alternative medicine, fearlessly purchasing Chinese medicinal insects during a professional trip to Vancouver, which also happened to be her honeymoon. "Okay, so maybe giving two talks at an International Congress of Entomology is not everybody's idea of a romantic honeymoon venue, but it seemed like a good idea at the time." Berenbaum is a noted scientist in a field that doesn't always gets the respect it deserves, but she shows us that there's a fun and even freaky side of life with insects. While working on the University of Illinois' annual Insect Fear Film Festival she received a letter from a "crush freak" who waxed lyrical about a young, sexy babe with a size 9 or 10 shoe. Berenbaum writes, "On the one hand, it's almost gratifying to think that insect pest management can arouse people's interest to such an extreme extent. On the other hand, it has convinced me not to list my shoe size in the biographical sketch of my next book." Readers will appreciate learning how the word "shloop" was introduced to the medical literature when physicians used a metal suction tip to remove a cockroach from a patient's ear canal, and how one investigator named a series of subspecies bobana, cocana, dodana, and so forth, "anticipating by 60 years the song, 'The Name Game,' by Shirley Ellis." Although you'll chuckle all the way, Berenbaum has the last laugh, giving powerful lessons in the spectacular diversity of the insect world and the nature of scientific discovery, cleverly packaged as witty observations on subjects far and wide. If you're a scientist or you like reading about science--better yet, if you've ever found a fly in your soup (or worried that you might have unknowingly just slurped one down with your tomato bisque--this book is for you.

Rock Gods

Fifty Years of Rock Photography

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781683831549

Category: Photography

Page: 168

View: 3504

Renowned photographer Robert M. Knight captures the rousing essence of rock and roll with these immortal images. In 1968, a young photographer named Robert M. Knight arrived in Seattle with a camera and a single roll of film to shoot local legend Jimi Hendrix. The photographs Knight took seized the uncanny energy of Hendrix and documented his primal performance and adrenaline-driven solos that tantalized audiences. The iconic images Knight produced immortalized Hendrix and propelled Knight on a life-long pilgrimage as the photographic herald of rock and roll. Rock Gods: Fifty Years of Rock Photography is the rich visual universe of Robert M. Knight's work, replete with visions of guitar gods, monumental performances, and earth shattering solos that chronicle the greatest moments in the evolution of rock music and culture. His remarkable photographs define generations of rock stars from the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to Run DMC and Green Day. With Rock Gods, Knight captures the grueling riffs of Jimmy Page, the flamboyant solos of Elton John, Slash's steel resolve, and Eric Clapton's soulful blues. With his intimate access and friendships with many of his subjects, Knight's photography fashions a unique perspective on the world of rock stars, creating some of the most compelling and evocative portraits of popular musicians witnessed to date. Through the haze and jagged reverb, Rock Gods captures the ephemeral candor of the stage, visually asserting the impassioned substance of rock that incites our souls. Rock Gods is now available in an elegant paperback edition.

Not Fade Away

The Rock & Roll Photography of Jim Marshall

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jim Marshall,David Fahey

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821223628

Category: Photography

Page: 130

View: 7082

Offers a collection of Marshall's work throughout the years, including photographs of Aretha Franklin, Jim Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and other greats, with captions telling the story of the photos.

Seven-Inch Vinyl

A Rock and Roll Novel

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Donald Riggio

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781432767020

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 2337

Seven-Inch Vinyl chronicles the history of rock and roll music between the years 1953 and 1969. It is told through the eyes of a wealth of fictional characters who interact with real life people and events to transport the reader back to those "golden days" of music. If you enjoy Rhythm and Blues, Rockabilly, Folk Music, DooWop, Motown, The British Invasion or the Oldies revival era, Seven-Inch Vinyl is a must read for you and fans of all ages.

Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Neal Preston

Publisher: Reel Art Press

ISBN: 9781909526457

Category: Photography

Page: 336

View: 4583

'Shooting live music performances is something few photographers do really well. I just happened to discover one day that I was pretty good at it.' Neal Preston is one of the greatest rock photographers of all time. Exhilarated and Exhausted is a no-holds-barred complete retrospective of his more than 40-year career. Produced in collaboration with Neal, it is introduced by a foreword by Neal's close friend, the renowned writer and director Cameron Crowe, and an introduction by photo editor Dave Brolan. Neal's photographs vibrate with a palpable and inimitable intensity. As Crowe observes, 'You can feel the music, the audience, the desperate need to find a place in the world, all of it, in these photos because they were curated by the guy who felt it all when he pressed the button on the camera. They're snapshots of what's most elusive - truth and fun and for that one moment, on that one night, the thrill of belonging.' This exceptional volume is a who's who of rock royalty. Neal was

Delbert McClinton

One of the Fortunate Few

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Diana Finlay Hendricks

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 162349589X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 4652

Influenced at a young age by classic country, Tejano, western swing, and the popular music of wartime America, blues musician Delbert McClinton grew up with a backstage pass to some of the most significant moments in American cultural and music history. From his birth on the high plains of West Texas during World War II to headlining sold-out cruises on chartered luxury ships well into his seventies, McClinton admits he has been “One of the Fortunate Few.” This book chronicles McClinton’s path through a free-range childhood in Lubbock and Fort Worth; an early career in the desegregated roadhouses along Fort Worth’s Jacksboro Highway, where he led the house bands for Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and others while making a name for himself as a regional player in the birth of rock and roll; headlining shows in England with a little-known Liverpool quartet called The Beatles; and heading back to Texas in time for the progressive movement, kicking off Austin’s burgeoning role in American music history. Today, more than sixty years after he first stepped onto a stage, Delbert McClinton shows no signs of slowing down. He continues to play sold-out concert and dance halls, theaters, and festival events across the nation. An annual highlight for his fans is the Delbert McClinton Sandy Beaches Cruise, the longest-running music-themed luxury cruise in history at more than twenty-five years of operation. More than the story of a rags-to-riches musician, Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few offers readers a soundtrack to some of the most pivotal moments in the history of American popular music—all backed by a cooking rhythm section and featuring a hot harmonica lead.

What Is Rock and Roll?

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jim O'Connor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451533828

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8300

Put on your dancing shoes and move to the music. Rock and roll sprang from a combination of African-American genres, Western swing, and country music that exploded in post World War II America. Jim O'Connor explains what constitutes rock music, follows its history and sub-genres through famous musicians and groups, and shows how rock became so much more than just a style of music influencing fashion, language, and lifestyle. This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty illustrations and sixteen pages of black and white photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rock & Roll

Concert and Backstage Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Larry Singer

Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc

ISBN: 1682032930

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 679

In 1971, college-freshman Larry Singer approached a local concert promoter for permission to take photographs for a local newspaper. Little did he know that, a verbal agreement and handshake later, he would have unrestricted access to the luminaries of rock-and-roll! In the ensuing years, Singer was recruited as a photographer for Circus magazine and shot photos of The Who, Bob Dylan, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, and many more. Today, his work is included in the permanent collection of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has been featured in music documentaries about the legends of the 1970s and early 1980s. In this book, he takes readers behind the scenes with stories and photos from his favorite performers and concerts. -- Larry Singer

Rolling Stone Images of Rock & Roll

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Anthony DeCurtis

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316754682

Category: Music

Page: 260

View: 1131

A gallery of 179 striking photographs, arranged by theme, explores the variety of rock 'n' roll styles over the years and includes images previously published in Rolling Stone and some never published before. 100,000 first printing. BOMC.

Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Alfred Wertheimer,Chris Murray,Robert Santelli

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836534239

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 9146

The King of Rock 'n' Roll is born: The making of Elvis, behind the scenes "Elvis who?" was photographer Alfred Wertheimer's response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was--as we now know--about to become a legend. Trailing him like a shadow, Wertheimer was given unlimited scope to get up close and personal with Elvis; even as the singer was seducing young women in dark hallways, he allowed the photographer to record his every move. Wertheimer took nearly 3,000 photographs of Presley that year, creating a penetrating portrait of a man poised on the brink of superstardom. Extraordinary in its intimacy and unparalleled in its scope, Wertheimer's Elvis project immortalized a young man in the very process of making history. (Just a month after he shot Elvis recording the "Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog" record, it became the first ever to top all three Billboard charts.) This Collector's Edition of just 1,706 numbered copies signed by Wertheimer, brings together his most remarkable Elvis shots from 1956, along with a selection of his historic 1958 pictures of the star being shipped off to an army base in Germany. Though many of Wertheimer's photos of Elvis are among the best known, nearly half of the photographs in this book have never been published before. Each chapter is illustrated with an original poster created for this book by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest letterpress print shops in America. In business since 1879, Hatch printed posters for vaudeville, circuses, and entertainers on world tour in the early 20th century; and created many of the powerful woodblock images to help define the look of country music in the 1940s rock and roll (including many early Elvis posters) in the '50s. Fans of photojournalism, portraiture, and, of course, the King himself will covet this collector's volume. Limited to a total of 1,956 numbered copies signed by Alfred Wertheimer, this book is available as Collector's Edition (No. 251-1,956), and also in two Art Editions of 125 copies each (No. 1-125 and No. 126-250). Text in English, French, and German

My Guitar Is a Camera

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Watt M. Casey

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 162349558X

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 683

The evening of May 10, 1970, found a young Watt M. Casey Jr. standing awestruck, only a few feet from Jimi Hendrix as the legendary guitarist tore into his unique arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on the stage of San Antonio’s Hemisphere Arena during the Texas leg of his Cry of Love Tour. Bemoaning the fact that he had no camera to document the amazing experience or the visionary musicians creating it, Watt promised himself that he would make up for his oversight in the weeks and years to come. Little did he realize at the time that Hendrix had less than five months to live. Casey made good on his resolution, and My Guitar Is a Camera provides the evidence. With a foreword by Steve Miller, this rich visual history of the vibrant live music scene in Austin and beyond during the 1970s and early 1980s allows Casey’s lens to reveal both the stage, awash in spotlights and crowd noise, and the more intimate backstage moments, where entertainers hold forth to interviewers and friends. As Outlaw Country’s cosmic cowboys mixed with East Coast rockers, Chicago bluesmen, and West Coast hippies, Watt Casey roamed at will, capturing the people, places, and happenings that blended to foster Austin’s emerging reputation as “Live Music Capital of the World.”