Musicology – Endorsements

On Experiencing Peter Gabriel: A Listener’s Companion (2016):

  • “Bowman knows just how to walk you through the best of Gabriel’s oeuvre” (Gregg Akkerman, book series editor, Rowman & Littlefield)

On Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion (2014):

  • “easily one of the best books on Rush … Bowman is a true scholar” (James Luther, review)
  • “[a] fascinating forage into what is arguably the world’s foremost intellectual rock band” (Cleveland Musical Examiner)
  • “shows us what rock journalism could be … avoid[s] academic-ese and also rock journalist ideo-jive … look[s] at this band with an intelligent common-sense approach by picking apart each song to see what makes it work, both as a communications device and as an experience to enjoy … this approach … should be the de facto standard for music” (Brett Stevens,
  • “effectively navigates that difficult space between academia and general readership” (Gregg Akkerman, book series editor, Rowman & Littlefield)

On Conference Presentations

  • “very interesting … excellent examples” (Andrew Dell’Antonio, U. of Texas at Austin)
  • “polished and accomplished” (Stephen Meyer, Syracuse University)

On “Be Sharp: The Simpsons & Music” (book proposal)

  • “insightful and provocative” (Norm Hirschy, Oxford University Press, New York)

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