Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene Hardcover – August 27, 2013
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
"Conners has, by synthesizing these different ideas into a harmonious collection of quotations, musings, memories, and even e-mails from fans, created a literary work that captures on paper the collaborative, spontaneous, and uplifting nature of the jam band music."
Jamerica is a Behind the Music styled treatise devoted to American jam’ music and its prolific purveyors. Author Peter Conners hits on all pertinent bands and festivals of the virtuosic neo-hippie movement, kicking up intriguing points like a patchouli-scented undergrad shoeing a Hacky Sack outside the student union When strung together like Christmas lights, these insightful, entertaining tidbits and musical memories instill a sense that reader is amongst friends.”
Houston Press, August 2013
A worthy account for jam fans”
Upstate Live (NY), 9/4/13
JAMerica gives the reader first hand tales with little to no filter on them that shine a light on both the jam band scene and the music industry as a whole . Peter Conners does an admirable job in giving this popular musical genre both a more tangible definition and the credit it so richly deserves in influencing a generation of bands and artists. ..JAMerica is the most complete work out there that attempts to tell the story of the jam band scene and how it has reached its current state of popularity.”
JAMerica skillfully assembles an oral history of America's jam bands An entertaining read that’s thoughtfully assembled and inviting in its casualness.”
Blinded by Sound, 9/1/13
There is a world of great music being made by these groups, and quite a scene to boot, JAMerica is a good place to start in getting to know just what is going on there.”
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 9/15/13
JAMerica is well-researched and excellent reading.”
Library Journal, 10/15/13
Readers interested in the history of the jam band scene from the musicians’ point of view would be most interested in this book Conners’s goal is to gather the history of jam bands from the musicians, and that is achieved.”
Rochester Democrat Chronicle, 2/9/14
Tells the story of the roots, evolution, values, and passion of the jam band scene in the words of those who knew it best.”
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
The *only* thing that might catch readers is that the list of who's-who doesn't come until near the end of the book, so many readers may be confused as to who's talking. This is easily remedied by dog-earing the listing in the back and just using that as an index to go back to whenever you don't recognize the name of the interviewee.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book is comprised of quotes about the meaning of jambands from many jam luminaries. Overall a decent read but I didn't really learn anything new.Published 19 months ago by J Low
I started out really liking this book and was interested in all the interesting information, until I began reading about one of the bands that are featured in the book. Read morePublished on May 16, 2014 by Stacy