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By Jim Rooney

Inspired by means of the Hank Williams and Leadbelly recordings he heard as becoming up outdoor of Boston, Jim Rooney begun a musical trip that intersected with a few of the greatest names in American track together with Bob Dylan, James Taylor, invoice Monroe, Muddy Waters, and Alison Krauss. In It for the long term: A Musical Odyssey is Rooney's kaleidoscopic first-hand account of greater than 5 many years of good fortune as a performer, live performance promoter, songwriter, tune writer, engineer, and checklist producer.

As witness to and player in over a part century of track historical past, Rooney presents a worldly window into American vernacular track. Following his stint as a "Hayloft Jamboree" hillbilly singer within the mid-1950s, Rooney controlled Cambridge's membership forty seven, a catalyst of the ‘60’s folks tune increase. He quickly moved to the Newport people competition as expertise coordinator and director the place he had a entrance row seat to Dylan "going electric."

In the Seventies Rooney's odyssey persevered in Nashville the place he begun engineering and generating files. His paintings helped substitute nation track achieve a foothold in track urban and culminated in Grammy nominations for singer-songwriters John Prine, Iris Dement, and Nanci Griffith. Later in his profession he was once a key hyperlink connecting Nashville to Ireland's people song scene.

Writing songs or writing his memoir, Jim Rooney is the consummate storyteller. In It for the long term: A Musical Odyssey is his singular chronicle from the guts of Americana.

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