PRESS RELEASE: Guitars That Jam (Insight Editions / $29.99 / May 2015) is the definitive illustrated history of the guitars of rock-and-roll legend. Featuring images from live concerts, outdoor festivals, and private recording sessions, this spectacular volume captures the personal connection between artist and instrument. Along with the manufacturer and history of the guitar, each image is accompanied by a story from the musician detailing the guitar’s significance to them and rock history. Including photographs of Neil Young, Santana, the Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic, Radiohead, and more, Guitars That Jam is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of improvisational rock guitars.
- INSIDER PHOTOGRAPHY: Jay Blakesberg has been a photographer in the music industry for over thirty years. The author of several books, he has also contributed to publications such as Rolling Stone and Guitar Player.
- WORLD-FAMOUS SUBJECTS:Blakesberg captures the essential symbol of rock with the guitars of subjects such as The Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic, and many more.
- MUSICIAN COMMENTARY:Features commentary by the musicians featured, including Carlos Santana, Neil Young, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Bob Weir (The Grateful Dead), Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band), among many others.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jay Blakesberg is a music industry insider, creating images made in dressing rooms, recording studios, and artist’s homes. His work appears regularly in many magazines, including Rolling Stone and Guitar Player. Over the last 30 years his rock n roll journey has seen him work with many legendary artists, including The Grateful Dead, Santana, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Radiohead, and Phish to name just a few. He has published several volumes of his work, which include books on The Grateful Dead, Primus, and The Flaming Lips.
ABOUT INSIGHT EDITIONS: Insight is a publisher focused on creating superlative illustrated books on photography, music, and popular culture. Lavishly produced and visually stimulating, every volume from Insight is dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. The books produced are unique works that combine the highest quality print production values with time-honored traditions of publishing and rich subject matter. Elegant and informative, books from Insight showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft. InsightEditions.com