256 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 12 halftones, notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6939-7
Published: February 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4707-4
Published: October 2018
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About the Author
Jas Obrecht is an award-winning music journalist and former editor of Guitar Player magazine. He has written for Rolling Stone, Living Blues, and many other publications. His many books include Talking Guitar: Conversations with Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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"The story is woven seamlessly from . . . many disparate strands and is a very enjoyable read."--Jimpress: Jimi Hendrix Magazine
"This is the book on Jimi Hendrix I've been waiting for. Jas Obrecht captures the frenzy and the excitement of the most extraordinary moment in rock guitar's history, when Jimi Hendrix reinvents the electric guitar, becomes an international superstar, and stuns his contemporaries into humble self-reevaluation. Each chapter is full of wonderful stories, details, and revelations about Jimi's surprising yet inevitable journey to stardom. I know I'll be re-reading this book for years."--Joe Satriani
"There's a glowing feeling to reading a book you don't want to put down. Stone Free is just that kind of book, narrating the most focused, foretelling, and excitingly magical time of Jimi Hendrix's life. Jas Obrecht brings the reader face to face with Jimi's meteoric rise, breathing the moments. When we look back at that history, we realize it was huge, earthshaking, and one of a kind. You are holding that history now."—Eric Johnson
"Obrecht deftly focuses on Jimi's transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. He tracks Hendrix's movement on virtually a day-to-day basis over ten months when a little-known, uncertain young New York guitarist emerged as the brightest, most powerful new voice in the exploding world of rock music. His research is breathtaking and the fine-point details remarkable."--Joel Selvin, author of Summer of Love