15 January 2017

Sam Austin & Martin Power

Interviews from 19 December include Sam Austin of Blue Ridge Mountains, along with author Martin Power.

Born and raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sam Austin knows what it means to be “country". Picking up the guitar as a young boy, Sam's hobby soon became a passion. In his late teens he began performing solo acoustic shows. As he continued with his acoustic shows his popularity continued to grow, leading to larger audiences and networking with other talented musicians. The Sam Austin Band was formed in 2007. Sam Austin and his band have seen their star steadily rise in the central Virginia region. Very much the traditionalist, Sam is steadfast in his quest to promote and perform real “Country Music” that connects with a broad audience.

Using new and exclusive interviews, Martin Power tells the full story of Jimmy Page's long career. Starting with the early Sixties session scene when the teenage Page contributed to recordings by The Who, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and many more, the author goes on to explore Page's time in The Yardbirds, the band that would metamorphose into the legendary Led Zeppelin. Supported by album reviews, rare photographs, a full discography and candid conversations with Page's friends, managers and musical collaborators, author Martin Power's No Quarter: The Three Lives Of Jimmy Page represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date biography yet written about Jimmy Page a "one man guitar army" and true music legend.

Sam Austin of Blue Ridge Mountains

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