Good Day Sunshine State

“With lively prose and rich details, Kealing transports us back to the Beatles’ Florida sojourn in 1964. Eyewitness accounts from behind-the-scenes folks—fans, reporters, photographers, tour personnel, police officers—and words from the Fab Four themselves add depth to this intriguing look at a band on the precipice of transforming rock and roll forever.”—Holly George-Warren, author of Janis: … Continue reading Good Day Sunshine State

Q&A with Bob Beatty, author of Play All Night!

In Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East, historian and dedicated Allman Brothers Band fan Bob Beatty explores how At Fillmore East cemented Duane Allman’s legacy as a strong-willed, self-taught visionary, giving fans of Southern rock and all readers interested in the role of rock music in American popular culture a new appreciation for … Continue reading Q&A with Bob Beatty, author of Play All Night!

A Punkhouse in the Deep South

Meet the authors as they tour across the South! To learn when they're coming to your city, click here. "An illuminating and inspiring glimpse into one of America's equivalents of Crass's Dial House. . . . A worthwhile project."—The Wire “This beautifully crafted page-turner presents the outsider history of a thriving southern punkhouse where military … Continue reading A Punkhouse in the Deep South

Music in Florida: A Reading List

This selection of books offers readers the chance to delve into Florida's music scene. Read about Gainesville's place in the story of American rock and roll, the Jacksonville bands that reset the course of seventies rock, and the state's rich soul music history. Use code UPF75 for discounts and free shipping through December 16. Jacksonville and the … Continue reading Music in Florida: A Reading List

Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock

The enduring achievement and legacy of a rock movement   “Fun and informative. . . . Fans of Southern rock will appreciate Fitzgerald’s entertaining survey.”—Publishers Weekly “Finally Jacksonville is recognized for its role as the source for some of the greatest recorded American rock and roll. FitzGerald’s book launches a hundred guitar-crunching ear worms. Maybe … Continue reading Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock

New Paperback Release: Florida Soul

Florida Historical Society Charlton Tebeau Award   “Capouya allows the singers, producers, and musicians to tell their stories in their own words and to reveal the many hours they put into practicing and rehearsing their songs to tighten their harmonies and the challenges they often faced in a racially segregated society.”—No Depression   “Entertaining and colorful … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Florida Soul

Gamble Rogers

A revered champion of Americana   “It was lovely to be in a radio control room watching Gamble Rogers record music and talk segments. He always sent a smile right through the glass.”—Noah Adams, former cohost, NPR’s All Things Considered   “A work of profound insight, hypnotic storytelling, and poetic style. It is the story of … Continue reading Gamble Rogers

Phil Gernhard, Record Man

"Enigma, wunderkind, control freak, visionary, raconteur, artist advocate, shameless hustler and, in the end, kind heart, Gernhard spent four and a half decades chasing recording art and blatant novelty with the same dogged determination. Gernhard's achievements in the music business rival those of Rick Hall, Mike Curb, Phil Walden, and perhaps even Sam Phillips."—Rodney Crowell, … Continue reading Phil Gernhard, Record Man