Ian Brennan In Store Reading + Conversation With Ann Powers

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Join us for free in-store event, featuring two of the finest in their field! Sunday afternoon at 5pm, Grammy-award winning record producer Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Malawi Mouse Boys) will read from his fourth and latest book, “How Music Dies (or Lives): Field-Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts”. Joining Ian for a conversation will be Ann Powers, music critic and correspondent at NPR . A Q+A will follow!

Ian Brennan

Ian Brennan is a Grammy winning record producer and has produced four Grammy nominated records (World Music- 2011 and 2015, Best Traditional Folk- 2006 and 2007). He is also the author of four books.

Most recently, he produced the Zomba Prison Project “I Have No Everything Here” (Six Degrees Records) with prisoners of Malawi's maximum security facility, a record which was nominated for a Grammy award in World Music. Their new followup album "I Will Not Stop Singing" was just released in September 2016. This past year also saw the arrival of six other albums Brennan produced, including: Khmer Rouge Survivors [Cambodia] "they will kill you, if you cry" featuring survivors of the 1970s genocide; and “Survival Songs”, the first official solo album from legendary LA-underground figure, Bob Forrest (Thelonious Monster, Celebrity Rehab). It grapples with Forrest's own cycle of addition and recovery.

Brennan's fourth and latest book, How Music Dies (or Lives): Field-recording and the battle for democracy in the arts was published in February, 2016 (Allworth/Skyhorse, NYC).

Ann Powers
Ann Powers is NPR Music's critic and correspondent. She writes for NPR's music news blog,The Record, and she can be heard on NPR's newsmagazines and music programs.

One of the nation's most notable music critics, Powers has been writing for The Record, NPR's blog about finding, making, buying, sharing and talking about music, since April 2011.

Powers served as chief pop music critic at the Los Angeles Times from 2006 until she joined NPR. Prior to the Los Angeles Times, she was senior critic at Blender and senior curator at Experience Music Project. From 1997 to 2001 Powers was a pop critic at The New York Timesand before that worked as a senior editor at the Village Voice. Powers began her career working as an editor and columnist at San Francisco Weekly.

Her writing extends beyond blogs, magazines and newspapers. Powers co-wrote Tori Amos: Piece By Piece, with Amos, which was published in 2005. In 1999, Power's book Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America was published. She was the editor, with Evelyn McDonnell, of the 1995 book Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Rap, and Pop and the editor of Best Music Writing 2010. Her latest book, "Good Booty: Sex and Love, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music," will be published by Dey Street Books next summer."
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