Public Music History & Musicology Endorsements (selected)

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

  • “easily one of the best books on Rush … Bowman is a true scholar”
  • “[a] fascinating forage into what is arguably the world’s foremost intellectual rock band”
  • “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”
  • “effectively navigates that difficult space between academia and general readership.”

On Conference Presentations

  • “very interesting … excellent examples”
  • “polished and accomplished”

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

  • “insightful and provocative”
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