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JULIA CROW BIO
Julia Crowe is a guitarist and columnist for both Classical Guitar Magazine (UK) and Gendai Guitar (Japan). She has written numerous cover stories and features for guitar magazines internationally. Her music has been featured on National Public Radio and she has written music for the feature film documentary DROP CITY, which was featured at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art and will be screened at the Bosch Film Festival in Amsterdam this April. She lives in New York City.
My First Guitar: Tales of True Love and Lost Chords from 70 Legendary Musicians (ECW Press) by Julia Crowe
Whether it is a beautiful and classic model or an unglamorous and inexpensive starter instrument, a musician’s first guitar can be the catalyst that motivates a lifelong passion. The pages of this book contain interviews with 70 of the world’s most well-known guitarists across musical genres and playing styles to discover how their love of the instrument compelled them to pursue music as a career. These guitar icons reveal how they got their first instrument, the music they loved, and their heroes and inspirations. With an impressive list of subjects—including Dick Dale, Melissa Etheridge, Jimmy Page, Les Paul, and Carlos Santana—as well as childhood photos from such guitar legends as Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, and Jimmie Vaughan, this book has appeal for guitar heroes and nonmusicians alike.