By Jim Rooney
Inspired through the Hank Williams and Leadbelly recordings he heard as transforming into up outdoors of Boston, Jim Rooney all started a musical trip that intersected with a few of the greatest names in American song 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 a long time of good fortune as a performer, live performance promoter, songwriter, tune writer, engineer, and list producer.
As witness to and player in over a part century of track background, Rooney offers a cosmopolitan window into American vernacular song. 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 people song increase. He quickly moved to the Newport people pageant 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 all started engineering and generating files. His paintings helped replacement state track achieve a foothold in tune urban and culminated in Grammy nominations for singer-songwriters John Prine, Iris Dement, and Nanci Griffith. Later in his occupation he used to be a key hyperlink connecting Nashville to Ireland's people track scene.
Writing songs or writing his memoir, Jim Rooney is the consummate storyteller. In It for the longer term: A Musical Odyssey is his singular chronicle from the guts of Americana.