Music on Martha's Vineyardwas co-written by Jerry Muskin and Tom Dresser and published by The History Press in the autumn of 2014. Jerry proposed the topic on the Vineyard as this Magical Musical Island.
This well-researched volume traces Vineyard music from chanteys sung on whaling ships through the dance bands of the early 1900s at the Tivoli in Oak Bluffs.
The Vineyard Haven Band began in 1868 and still toots its horn. The Moon Cusser Cafe sat at the forefront of the folk music revival in the '60s. James Taylor got his start on the Vineyard. Today, tourists and locals gather to listen to the local talent.
Filled with dynamic images of the musical past and intriguing details about the current music scene, Music on Martha's Vineyard is a delightful read for music aficionados young and old.
Music on Martha's Vineyard is available through the History Press. Or fill in the contact form below, and we'll send you a copy for $20, postage free!
Great book launch on September 28, 2014. Fun to mingle with musicians on a beautiful afternoon.
Here's a link to a review of Music on Martha's Vineyard, by Tony Omer, published in the Martha's Vineyard Times on October 30, 2014. http://www.mvtimes.com/2014/10/29/evolution-music-marthas-vineyard/
Nice mention in the Cape Cod Times : "Here is a book I frankly never expected to see, but thank goodness it has been written." Also the Vineyard Gazette had a nice piece and there was an excerpt in Martha's Vineyard Magazine. We were interviewed by Mindy Todd of The Point. Here's the link to the program: http://capeandislands.org/post/music-lives-martha-s-vineyard. What made it special was that she interspersed musical pieces with the interview. Give it a listen!
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