Chronicles a golden era during which Gainesville was home to eight future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and a slew of other young musicians who pursued their passion with fervor. . . . A nostalgic romp down Memory Lane.
A surprising breath of fresh air. . . . An insider’s story of how Gainesville developed into an important, though relatively isolated, capital of American popular music--rock and roll in particular. . . . Rocks back and forth between the macrocosm of larger trends (the Beatles’ invasion and takeover, the growth of the hippie counterculture) and the daily lives of aspiring musicians living in or passing through Florida’s heartland.
Explores the genesis of the music scene in this small college town that acted as a spawning ground for so many musical greats....You will find this story fascinating.
Marty Jourard highlights an amazing southern musical blend from this college town and an important piece in the historic musical puzzle of our country.
Anyone who has called Gainesville home for even the briefest glimpse has likely heard the scattered icons that the city contributed to rock’n’roll....Music Everywhere tells the story of how the regional music scene exploded following The Beatles climb to prominence and took eight individuals from dingy bars and frat parties to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
--Our Town Magazine
Jourard’s personal knowledge of a specific community over a certain period of time adds depth, texture and a tangible emotional resonance to a tale that includes so much more than music. . . . A charming read for diehard music fans and casual pop-culture historians alike.
--Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
A highly entertaining, well written, look at a city that played a major role in the history of rock and roll music. Kudos to Marty Jourard on a book of historical importance.