Peter Roller

RockRoots
Milwaukee
Garage Bands Book Page
RockRoots Research
RockRoots is a place to investigate and celebrate where Rock music has always begun: in the play of amateurs in first garage bands. My book, Milwaukee Garage Bands: Generations of Grassroots Rock, opens a dialogue about the value beginners find in playing their own version of basic Rock—close to home in practice spaces, house parties, school events and basement shows. This is how Rock has continually been reprised in the country of its origin, yet these folk roots of the music style have been hiding in plain sight: noisily echoing through neighborhoods everywhere but overshadowed by attention to one-hit-wonder records and rock star careers. Check out the book and feel free to contribute your own garage band story, pictures, comments or questions to the RockRoots Facebook page
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