Life's a Good Gig: A Gringo Musician's Journey into the World of Latin Music
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Life's a Good Gig: A Gringo Musician's Journey into the World of Latin Music

by John Cain
     
 

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"Life's a Good Gig," takes us on an international romp from the ultimate groove to the infamous gig from hell with a band of brothers like no others, some cool cats, some downright deadbeats. It's Jimmy Buffet gone Bill Bryson.

Musician/adventurer John Cain, like chef Anthony Bourdain, samples each musical genre like a savory stew, and shares the creative

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"Life's a Good Gig," takes us on an international romp from the ultimate groove to the infamous gig from hell with a band of brothers like no others, some cool cats, some downright deadbeats. It's Jimmy Buffet gone Bill Bryson.

Musician/adventurer John Cain, like chef Anthony Bourdain, samples each musical genre like a savory stew, and shares the creative process from the ridiculous to the sublime-from the dubious singing dog to X-rated song lyrics to an unimaginable code of professional ethics.

Cain explores the mysteries of music and life in this well-crafted memoir of his musical sojourn. Jump on the bandwagon and enjoy the ride!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978624712
Publisher:
Enertia Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
JOHN CAIN
Pages:
349
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

JOHN CAIN - MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, TEACHER, AUTHOR.
A professional musician since he was 15 years old, Cain has watched the world go by from sitting behind a piano on the bandstand. In his new book-"Life's A Good Gig"- he shares his experiences and unique view of life. An astute observer of people and human nature he explores the mysteries of life and music in this well crafted memoir.

At meet-the-author events he offers an entertaining and educational musical performance and speaks about topics in the book. He safely guides the audience from American music-(jazz, blues, country, standards from the "great American song book") into the world of Latin music, with lots of laughs and surprises along the way.

Cain plays several musical instruments including the piano, guitar, bass fiddle, accordion, harmonica and Latin percussion. He gives seminars on the history of music and the symphony orchestra to elementary school students. He is also an orchestrator, arranger and produces recordings for many other artists and musicians.
He performs frequently throughout the U.S.

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