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Best Seat in the House
- My Life in the Jeff Healey Band
- Narrated by: Andrew Shaw
- Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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For 15 years, Tom Stephen had the unique distinction of being both drummer and manager of the Jeff Healey Band. The dual role was fraught with conflicts of interest. One minute, he was leading the debauched life of a rock musician; the next, he was disciplining the band for the havoc they caused.
But few knew or understood Jeff Healey - a national icon and one of the world’s best blues guitarists - better. Funny and loyal, with a luminous mind and staggering talent, Healey was also provincial, stubborn, obnoxious, and antagonistic. This book explores both sides with honesty, clarity, and humor and reveals what life for the band was really like: Jeff challenging ZZ Top to a bowling competition - and winning; Bill Clinton inviting the band to the White House, and enjoying a special audience with Queen Elizabeth II. To say nothing of the legendary guitarist’s interactions with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Keith Richards, and more....
Tom Stephen was there for it all. He believes that young fans deserve to experience Healey’s brilliance - to understand the complicated man behind those timeless sounds. Best Seat in the House offers an authentic perspective that fans won’t find elsewhere.
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- Don Morris
Great for fans of the Jeff Healey Band
Who, and I mean WHO thought this guy knows how to narrate a book. The book is a well written account and it would be so much better if Andrew Shaw actually read the book before he narrates it. I suffered through the last half as his ability to speak like someone would actually speak diminished through till the end. Wow. Great book with an disappointing narrator. Truly difficult to listen to Shaw explain how Jeff was the greatest while they got an amateur to read his story.
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