Life is not the breaths you take . . . but the moments that take your breath away. I am so grateful for the support of the entire industry in helping to make this happen!
-Jules Follett, Author of Sticks 'n' Skins
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922 and home to the world’s largest percussion print music catalog, proudly announces the addition of Sticks 'n' Skins: A Photography Book About the World of Drumming, by Jules Follett and Lissa Wales, into the Smithsonian Library.
The drummers of Sticks ‘n’ Skins are now among the honored innovators and artisans on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Thanks to everyone’s combined efforts and talents, Sticks ‘n’ Skins takes its proud place on display in The Folklife Center at the Smithsonian.
With the inclusion in the library at the Smithsonian, the Sticks ‘n’ Skins musicians join greats like Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, Woody Guthrie, Josh White and so many others whose talents made an incredible stamp on the transformation of music in our nation. The addition of Sticks ‘n’ Skins to the renowned Smithsonian Institution ensures the preservation of this work of art honoring some of our greatest drummers.
All the drummers should be congratulated on this well-deserved honor! Their non-wavering dedication to their craft is the reason Sticks ‘n’ Skins exists. The list of prestigious placements of this work of art continues to grow. Sticks ‘n’ Skins is already proudly placed in the archives of the Grammy® Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Jules Follett says the words of a George Strait song best describe the way she feels. “Life is not the breaths you take . . . but the moments that take your breath away. I am so grateful for the support of the entire industry in helping to make this happen!”
ABOUT ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING
Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Billboard.
In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.