On Tuesday, May 23, Parnassus Books will be hosting photographer Jeff Fasano for a celebration of his new book, Americana Portrait Sessions.
This is a free event that will take place in store at 6:30 pm Central. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the registration form at the Parnassus website. (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are strongly encouraged during this event.
Americana Portrait Sessions is the first photography book to take a comprehensive view of contemporary Americana music. The collection features intimate portraits that reveal the strength, heart, and soul of nearly two hundred great artists from the big tent that is Americana music, all shot through the expert lens of Jeff Fasano.
Fasano’s unparalleled access to Americana artists like Sheryl Crow, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’, Judy Collins, John Oates, The Avett Brothers, The McCrary Sisters, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Kris Kristofferson gives Americana Portrait Sessions the kind of authority that comes from true reach into the breadth of the genre. But this collection is as important for the artists few fans know as for the ones with successful careers behind them. While the book champions the diversity of race, gender, sexuality, and age inherent in Americana music, it also spans career arcs to bring lesser-known acts into the spotlight.
Americana Portrait Sessions brings you backstage to the greenrooms and quiet corners where artists like The War and Treaty, Jewel, Jason Isbell, and The Wooten Brothers aren’t just artists performing, but people hanging out.