I’m, generally, a fan of most music. So, I was more than open to reading this book and was really excited. I wasn’t exactly a fan before but through reading this book I definitely was. This book was very enjoyable.
The personal narration of the details of this band was great until it stopped and became a plain just the facts nonfiction book as the memoir voice disappeared. It was great to hear the authors memories, thoughts, and feelings towards the music movement and culture of Moncton. It wasn’t just straight facts and added to the whole story. However, it didn’t carry through the second half of the book which was unfortunate.
Learning about that small movement that has had lasting affects in one town that changed it forever and still lasts today. It had a chance to reverberate out of its point of origin and influence many people all over the world and expose them to a type of music that they may not have experienced or would want to experience otherwise. Music is a medium of creating connections between a musician, the instrument, and their audience. In that process, sometimes things click together in all the right ways for the time it was meant to exist in and great things may happen. That’s exactly what happened in Moncton, Canada and this book captured that perfectly.
The book wasn’t short but was a relatively quick read. Definitely was well written and put together. How the information was parsed out was really great and made it easy to read.
If you love music in a general way, as in you like most music or open to explore all music, you’ll love this book. Again, it’s a fairly quick read and well paced. I would definitely recommend getting and reading this book.