Title: Exploring C6th Lap Steel Guitar
Label: Volk Media
Exploring C6th Lap Steel Guitar by Andy Volk is a comprehensive new 120-page book for 6-string non-pedal steel that covers musical tools and concepts such as chords, arpeggios, and scales plus steel guitar techniques like blocking, picking, slants, rolls and harmonics and ideas for expression and creativity in arranging and improvising. The aim of the book is to give players a reference for tools and concepts that can help them build the skills to play whatever music they prefer. Many of the concepts covered within can be applied to other tunings as well as to eight and ten-string guitars.
Title: Guitar Dreams
By: Andy Volk
Cindy Cashdollar is featured in Andy Volk's new book, Guitar Dreams, a collection of interviews, articles and photographs that celebrate plucked string musicians and luthiers whose work delights, challenges, and inspires all of us who care passionately about the back stories behind the music and the instruments we love.
Title: Slide Rules: Tunings for Lap Steel, Bottleneck, Resophonic and Indian Slide Guitar
By: Andy Volk
Designed to fit in your guitar case, Slide Rules includes over 70 of the most popular and useful tunings for acoustic & electric lap steel guitar, bottleneck slide guitar, resophonic guitar, Weissenborn® and Hindustani slide guitar as used by the greatest players of the past and present. The book features tunings & string gauges for Rock, Blues, Country, Hawaiian, Western Swing, Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Jazz, Pop, Cajun, Ambient, Classical, Raga and every genre in between.
Presented in an easy-to-read, graphic manner, the strings, notes, & musical intervals for each tuning are shown along with comments about the tuning; its uses, advantages and the players who've used it. A string gauge chart helps you set-up each tuning with the proper gauge strings.
Title: Lap Steel Guitar
By: Andy Volk
Lap Steel Guitar is the first-ever comprehensive book about lap-style and console steel guitar. Including interviews and profiles more than 35 of the greatest electric & acoustic steel guitarists to date, including Cindy.
Title: The Sound of Austin
Photographer Mathew Sturtevant's beautiful coffee table book of 100 portraits and stories of Austin artists; a gem.
Title: Music In The Kitchen
Label: University of Texas Press
Year: October 2009
From The University Of Texas Press and editor Glenda Pierce Facemire, Head Makeup Artist at Austin City Limits for twenty years, comes this exclusive collection of favorite recipes from some of ACL's most beloved performers, including, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Dolly Parton, Buddy Guy, My Morning Jacket, David Gray, Jason Mraz, The Allman Brothers, Rosanne Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and a host of other national and international artists who have been serving up a musical gumbo from our stage to nourish our souls for the last three and a half decades. And now, come to find out, they can cook off stage just as well! With over 130 tasty dishes generously seasoned with artist biographies and fabulous photos from the ACL archives, this cookbook is destined to become a collector's item and treasured kitchen companion for the ages.
Title: Hidden Kitchens
by NPR Radio's "The Kitchen Sisters" ( Nikki Silva & Davia Nelson).
Below-the-radar kitchen traditions across the Lone Star State...Ice Houses, Chili Queens, NASA space test kitchens, Birth of the Frito, the Slurpee, the Margarita, and more! Great stories.