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The Musician's Guide to the Road: A Survival Handbook & All-Access Backstage Pass to Touring
by Susan Voelz
An all-access pass to what goes on backstage, onstage, and on the way to the stage. What's a tour bus like? What are the band members saying to each other on stage? Exactly how much sex, how many drugs, how much rock 'n' roll are we talking here? The Musician's Guide to the Road answers all these questions and many, many, many more. Both a valuable primer designed to prepa ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 27th 2012 by Billboard Books
(first published January 1st 2007)
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Pretty good musician's guide to going out on tour. Lots of good practical info about what to expect, what to bring, different kinds of tours and shows, dealing with clubs, administrative details--useful forms, riders, etc. While there are some interesting anecdotes, stories, and quotes, it's more of a how to book than a bunch of road stories. Non-touring musicians might find it interesting to skim, but probably wouldn't be intrigued enough to go through it cover-to-cover. Volez has a straightfor ...more