One of my favorite aisles in any bookstore is the one stocked with memoirs, collections, biographies, and road journals of the bands that I’ve listened to over the years. Exploring the life of a musician enriches the experience of listening to their creations, offers up new perspectives to their songs, and provides context for the decisions they made, creatively or otherwise. Their background colors their art.
Besides that, the life and times of musicians tend to be fascinating. They’re great storytellers and typically have unique stories to share. With that in mind, here are five books about music that I’d recommend. Put on a playlist, and dive in.
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